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In Billing
Dec 1st, 2021
Documenting and coding coughs is much more complicated in 2022. Remember the days when a cough was just a cough, coded simply with ICD-10-CM code R05? Those days are over. Effective Oct. 1, 2021, there are new codes added to Chapter 18: Symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99) in ...
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2021
Put your diagnosis coding skills to the test with this patient encounter. CC: Hip pain HPI: The patient is a 38-year-old woman presenting to our clinic for evaluation of hip pain, right greater than left, of more than two years duration. The patient states that it began with right hip pain, getting steadily worse over ...
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2021
End the sequela struggle for when to include a 7th character with this primer. ICD-10-CM codes aren’t just for coding; they’re also used for payments, statistics, and other health information management activities. Therefore, some codes are designed to meet certain episode of care requirements that translate into costs. For example, a code describing an acute ...
In Billing
Nov 1st, 2021
Educate providers on how to paint a complete clinical picture in the medical record to ensure patients get the help they need. Diabetes comes at a tremendous cost, from both a health and human standpoint and a financial standpoint, explained Colleen Gianatasio, MHS, CPC, CPC-P, CPMA, CRC, AAPC Approved Instructor, CCS, CCDS-O, at RISKCON 2021. ...
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2021
Put your diagnosis coding skills to the test with this patient encounter. CHIEF COMPLAINT: Buttock abscess HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: This patient is a 34-year-old African American female who presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of buttock pain. Patient reports she noticed a little pimple on the left cheek a few days ago that has gotten ...