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...
In Coding
Jun 1st, 2021
There are many rules and regulations medical coders must follow for diagnosis coding. Avoiding these 10 most common errors will improve your audit rate. 10. Coding straight from the index. Read the notes in the Tabular List to be sure your selection is correct. 9. Sequencing codes inappropriately. Code the underlying disease BEFORE the manifestation; ...
In Billing
Jun 1st, 2021
Account for social determinants of health in your patients to ensure quality care. The specificity of the ICD-10-CM code set enables us to paint a clearer clinical picture of our patient’s health status. Our healthcare systems have always kept a close eye on the prevalence and progression of chronic conditions such as diabetes, chronic obstructive ...
In Coding
May 3rd, 2021
Check your diagnosis coding for this patient encounter. A patient presents today to discuss the results of her skin biopsy. Alice came in today for a follow-up visit. We performed a biopsy on her left ear last week. She had reported that she noticed a small lesion a few months ago. It recently began to ...