In Billing
Aug 10th, 2022
When ICD-10-CM is updated Oct. 1, so are these National Coverage Determinations. Are you wondering which National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) will be affected by the thousands of diagnosis code changes going into effect Oct. 1? A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) transmittal tells all. CMS Transmittal 11546, issued Aug. 4, is a one-time ...
In Coding
Aug 1st, 2022
Help improve patient care by reporting relevant information documented in encounter notes. Oncology patients need medical evaluation during and after antineoplastic chemotherapy/immunotherapy and therapeutic radiation. Coding for oncology encounters is based on the purpose of the visit and medical details related to malignancy of the patient on the date of encounter. ICD-10-CM ‘Z’ codes are ...
In Coding
Jun 29th, 2022
Exactly 1,468 new diagnosis codes will be added to the ICD-10-CM code set for fiscal year (FY) 2023. Moreover, 251 codes will be deleted, 35 code descriptors will be revised, and 36 codes will be converted to parent codes. The changes go into effect Oct. 1. Review the Latest Files The diagnosis code files and ...
In Coding
Jun 1st, 2022
Look to authoritative sources to navigate the challenges in reporting cannabis use and associated problems. Cannabis, or marijuana, is the most commonly-used illicit drug in the United States, growing from 22 million users in 2014 to over 55 million, or 16.9 percent, reporting marijuana use in 2021. In fact, approximately 45 percent of Americans claim ...
In Billing
Jun 1st, 2022
Know which codes to turn to when a patient isn’t fully vaccinated. Over the past two years, we’ve seen the inception and evolution of codes and guidelines for reporting COVID-19 and its associated diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive measures. Notably, the fiscal year (FY) 2022 update to ICD-10-CM includes a significant code addition for COVID-19 underimmunization ...