ICD-10

ICD-10

In CMS
May 27th, 2016
A recent technical alert from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlines additional unspecified diagnosis codes the agency is excluding from both ICD-9 and ICD-10 reporting beginning January 2, 2017. CMS’ missive states the codes ...
In Coding
May 9th, 2016
Accurate diagnosis coding is crucial for patient care and compliant, optimal reimbursement. In the outpatient setting, you should never assign a diagnosis unless that diagnosis has been confirmed by diagnostic testing, or is otherwise certain. Uncerta...
In Coding
Apr 29th, 2016
What the best way to code for arthroscopic removal? Depending on your payer, and whether other arthroscopic procedures are performed on the same knee during the same session, arthroscopic removal of loose or foreign body from the knee may be reported ...
In Coding
Apr 26th, 2016
HIV infection/illness is coded as a diagnosis only for confirmed cases. Confirmation does not require documentation of a positive blood test or culture for HIV; the physician’s diagnostic statement that the patient is HIV positive or has an HIV-relat...
In Coding
Apr 25th, 2016
by Oby Egbunike, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P Bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage make up the musculoskeletal system. Bones provide the following functions: Bones form the skeleton, which is the framework for the entire body Bones produce red ...