In Coding
Aug 1st, 2017
Knowing the four types and code categories will help you avoid inconsistent diagnosis coding. By Mary Massey, CPC, AAPC Fellow Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that produces “manic” and “depressive” cycles, which can be mild or severe. Individuals diagnosed with this illness often abuse drugs (both illegal and prescription), as well as alcohol, to ...
Apr 1st, 2012
Take a logical approach to ICD-10 and see the international benefits. By Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I You’ve probably heard stories about other countries’ ICD-10 implementation woes. Studies indicate it took a year or more for productivity to rebound in other countries following ICD-10 adoption—and most of those countries only implemented 20,000 or fewer new ...
Sep 1st, 2011
New preventive medicine mandates call for healthy coding habits of these services. By Shelly Cronin, CPC, CPMA, CANPC, CGSC, CGIC With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) renewed focus on preventive medicine visits, there’s been some confusion about what is included in preventive medicine counseling and health and behavior assessments, who can bill ...