In Coding
May 1st, 2020
Tips to improve and streamline your stroke diagnosis coding processes. There are a lot of variables at play when it comes to stroke diagnosis coding in a clinical office setting. That set of variables gets multiplied even further for those coding stroke diagnoses from radiological dictation reports. That’s because there’s a seemingly endless array of ...
In CMS
May 1st, 2020
New telemedicine rules, diagnosis and testing codes, and critical developments you should know. Hours after the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, Americans braced themselves for what was to come, without really knowing what to expect. A lot has happened since that day. As a healthcare business professional, your contribution is to stay abreast of ...
Understand the many nuances of this blood disease to code it correctly. Anemia, according to Mayo Clinic, is a condition in which the body isn’t making enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues. That’s why common manifestations are feelings of weakness and tiredness. There are many types of anemia ...
In Coding
Apr 7th, 2020
On April 1, 2020, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) formally issued updates to the ICD-10-CM List of Diseases and Injuries and the ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines, respectively. These updates will offer some essential collective guidance on COVID-19 coding and reporting for the extent of this public health emergency (PHE). Take These ...
In Coding
Apr 2nd, 2020
There’s a diagnosis code for every springtime affliction you can think of. Spring fever is not a definitive diagnosis in ICD-10-CM; it’s more like a change in mindset. It’s a lift in mood and physical or behavioral changes that coincide with the arrival of spring and longer periods of daylight. Spring fever may include an ...