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In Coding
Sep 1st, 2021
Put your diagnosis coding skills to the test with this ED patient encounter. CHIEF COMPLAINT: Increased work of breathing HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: Trish is a 3-month-old girl brought in by her mom, who stated she started getting ill about a week ago. Her mother reports she’s been using a vaporizer and thinks it has ...
In Coding
Sep 1st, 2021
Improved documentation and HCC coding improve more than just performance. The transition to value-based care is underway, but many primary care providers lack the tools, resources, and expertise to thrive in these new arrangements. For physicians, an essential element of success is being able to accurately assess and report a patient’s clinical needs so that ...
In ICD-10
Jul 27th, 2021
Released earlier than usual, the fiscal year (FY) 2022 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting became available online Monday, July 12, and include instructions for assigning novel code U09.9 Post COVID-19 condition (found under Section I.C.1.g.1). Familiarize yourself with the following new and revised guidance, effective October 1, to ensure proper diagnosis coding and ...
In CMS
Jul 2nd, 2021
Stay on top of the latest in diagnosis coding by reviewing this chapter-by-chapter summary of the changes effective October 1. Highly anticipated, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the ICD-10-CM code descriptions, tables and index, and addendum for fiscal year 2022. Although still pending are the 2022 Official Guidelines for Coding and ...
In Coding
Jun 1st, 2021
Check your diagnosis coding for this patient encounter. PREOPERATIVE/POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Recurrent right inguinal hernia. PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Laparoscopic right inguinal herniorrhaphy with mesh. BRIEF HISTORY: This patient is a 66-year-old African American male who presented to Dr. Y’s office with recurrent right inguinal hernia for the second time, requesting hernia repair. History of attem...