Feb 13th, 2017
Forget the traffic gridlock to the huge, metro medical center where you’re bound to get lost. Drive past the sketchy strip mall’s urgent care center and go to the neighborhood microhospital for your care. These eight to 20 bed facilities comprise the newest service for those living in urban and suburban areas. Get quicker access to ...
Aug 4th, 2015
by Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, COC, CIC, CCS Respiratory failure is a condition in which not enough oxygen passes from the lungs into the blood. The body’s organs, such as heart and brain, need oxygen-rich blood to work well. It can also occur if the lungs cannot properly remove carbon dioxide (a waste gas) ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2014
Accurate ICD-10 coding requires proper documentation and an understanding of clinical conditions. By Betty Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD Coding acute conditions in ICD-10-CM can be tricky for a few reasons: For starters, the term “acute” has various meanings in the diagnosis code set. Second, there are timeframe factors to consider. And, third, ...
Sep 1st, 2013
Coding/Billing Be sure your EHR can handle the detail required for the new sinusitis codes. by Jaci Johnson, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CEMC Now that electronic health records (EHRs) are commonplace, it’s important to have a good understanding of what they will look like after ICD-10 has been implemented. For example, will the screen that displays ...