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 ...
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2021
Familiarize yourself with the new code and guideline for reporting post-COVID conditions. The fiscal year (FY) 2022 update to ICD-10-CM includes a noteworthy code addition for post-COVID conditions. Starting Oct. 1, when a patient presents with a condition due to COVID-19 following the resolution of active infection, you will report it with U09.9 Post COVID-19 ...
In Coding
Oct 1st, 2021
Make sure you are working off the latest version of the ICD-10-PCS code set and guidelines. The fiscal year (FY) 2022 ICD-10-PCS code set released in June includes 360 changes. Reviewing coding and guideline changes for each code set as they are released is time-consuming, even daunting, but it is something medical coders must do ...
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 ...