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New guidelines remove ambiguity for some diagnosis coding in 2023. The ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting is updated every year, but if you’re not in the habit of reviewing the guidelines at least annually, chances are your diagnosis coding is noncompliant and your claim denial rate is high. At HEALTHCON Denver Regional, Aug. ...
Lessen clinical documentation burdens and improve patient care. Physician practices are always busy, and any wasted time will impact revenue. Instituting an efficient, compliant clinical documentation process is a key component to making the best use of time. However, many practices have noticed an increase in note bloat in recent years. Note bloat is not ...
In Billing
Aug 10th, 2022
When ICD-10-CM is updated Oct. 1, so are these National Coverage Determinations. Are you wondering which National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) will be affected by the thousands of diagnosis code changes going into effect Oct. 1? A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) transmittal tells all. CMS Transmittal 11546, issued Aug. 4, is a one-time ...
In Coding
Aug 1st, 2022
Help improve patient care by reporting relevant information documented in encounter notes. Oncology patients need medical evaluation during and after antineoplastic chemotherapy/immunotherapy and therapeutic radiation. Coding for oncology encounters is based on the purpose of the visit and medical details related to malignancy of the patient on the date of encounter. ICD-10-CM ‘Z’ codes are ...
In Coding
Jun 29th, 2022
Exactly 1,468 new diagnosis codes will be added to the ICD-10-CM code set for fiscal year (FY) 2023. Moreover, 251 codes will be deleted, 35 code descriptors will be revised, and 36 codes will be converted to parent codes. The changes go into effect Oct. 1. Review the Latest Files The diagnosis code files and ...