Factor children into the risk adjustment equation through awareness. The definition of a pediatric chronic condition is a health problem that lasts over three months, affects the child’s normal activities, and requires many hospitalizations and/or extensive medical care. Approximately 15-18 percent of children in the United States live with a chronic health condition. A pediatric ...
Breathe easier knowing the 2018 ICD-10 code updates for respiratory ailments. Coding Clinic (Fourth Quarter, 2017) provides updated information on how to properly report pulmonary diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Here’s what you need to know. COPD Unspecified and Asthma Unspecified According to Coding Clinic, if COPD and asthma are unspecified in the ...
Sep 30th, 2016
The National Center for Health Statistics has released preliminary results from its annual National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2016, Family Core component. The NCHS updates estimates for 15 selected health measures based on data from the most recent NHIS, and has done so every year since 1997. After 10 years, this data, which are based on household ...
Mar 1st, 2015
Several conditions fall under COPD; understand how to code them all. By Gouri Pathare, MBBS, CPC Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic form of emphysema. Diagnosis coding and sequencing for COPD depends on physician documentation in the medical record and application of the official coding ...
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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, ...