In Coding
Aug 20th, 2019
Know what to watch when coding bug bites, poison ivy, and heatstroke! Get ICD-10 pointers. Somehow it is mid-August already, and talk about 2020 code updates is buzzing. But summer 2019 isn’t done yet! How many of these warm-weather diagnoses have you coded so far this year? Verify Venom Before You Report That Bug Encounter ...
In Billing
Jun 18th, 2019
The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and United States friends will gather to celebrate our independence. With the celebration comes a slew of accidents and injuries. Here are some ICD-10 codes you may see during this holiday. Food and Outdoor Fun Nothing says “Independence Day” like picnics and barbeques. Here are some food hazards to ...
In Coding
Dec 11th, 2018
Besides being a time for giving and promoting peace on earth, December is the month of holiday preparation, gathering with loved ones, and celebrating. With so many festivities and too much holiday hustle and bustle, accidents happen. Here are some ICD-10 codes you may see this season. Christmas Preparation Accidents These codes are useful if you fall while ...
Look for three things in the documentation to accurately report encounters in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM. According to the American Burn Association, an estimated 486,000 hospital admissions and visits to hospital emergency departments occur annually for burn evaluation and treatment in the United States. An estimated 30,000 more individuals are hospitalized at burn centers for treatment ...
Apr 1st, 2012
From A to Xenograph, specific language in the operative report should support the use of surgical prep codes. By Ken Camilleis, CPC, CPC-I, CMRS CPT® 2012 adds new instruction and definitions for surgical preparation of skin graft recipient sites (15002-15005). The area over which a skin graft/replacement is laid must be free of infection or ...