In Coding
May 2nd, 2019
In the quarterly update to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS), a new HCPCS Level II code is being added for anemia management with an effective date of July 1, 2019. J1444 Injection, ferric pyrophosphate citrate powder, 0.1 mg of iron This code is subject to Medicare Part B consolidated billing and, ...
In Coding
Jun 7th, 2018
Is the anemia due to a malignancy or an adverse effect to treatment of the malignancy? Proper ICD-10-CM coding of anemia requires the coder to know what is causing the condition. Let’s look at types of anemia, and medical coding and sequencing of the disease when it is caused by a malignancy or adverse effect. ...
Feb 1st, 2014
Know your guidance to maintain compliant coding. By Elizabeth Wernet, CPC, CHONC ICD-10-CM and the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 2014 bring new guidance for hematology and oncology coders. Take the time now to become familiar and fully understand the official guidelines to ensure later that your coding is accurate, consistent, and compliant—the ...
Oct 1st, 2011
Use severity, condition, classification, and sequencing to help clean up your claims. By Michelle A. Green, MPS, RHIA, CPC, FAHIMA End stage renal disease (ESRD) is the most severe form of chronic kidney disease (CKD). At this stage, kidney function is so impaired that patients must receive regular hemodialysis to remove waste from the body, ...
Jan 3rd, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Dec. 29, 2010 a final rule establishing performance standards for dialysis facilities and providing pay-for-performance adjustments to individual end-stage renal dialysis (ESRD) facilities. The ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) is a companion piece to the ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS), which is effective Jan. 1, 2011. ...