In Coding
Nov 19th, 2019
PH WHO groups key to understanding I27 codes. Despite the fact that pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a “frequently identified … highly morbid condition … associated with increased mortality, hospitalizations and financial burden,” it is “rarely coded in the EHR [Electronic Health Record]” according to a recent article published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure. What, ...
In CMS
Jul 1st, 2019
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) national coverage policy rules have been streamlined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as the minimally invasive intravenous procedure becomes more commonplace. However, it is still consider a clinical trial because of its relatively recent development. CMS said it will continue to cover TAVR under coverage with evidence ...
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2018
Get a reading on the latest diagnosis coding guidelines for heart disease. Even after the addition of coding guidelines for acute myocardial infarction (MI) in 2017, many coders remain confused between the different types of MI and the relevant code categories. You may wonder, for example, what differentiates acute MI from subsequent MI. Proper diagnosis ...
ICD-10 reporting of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) services requires an understanding of common pathologies. When coding pulmonary disease, it helps to understand the underlying disease process. Let’s look at why pulmonary disease occurs and how circumstances affect ICD-10-CM code selection. Categorize Pulmonary Disease Pulmonary disease is divided into two basic categories: obstruct...
Nov 1st, 2007
Code With an Edge that Only Specialty Credentials Can Provide By Maryann M. Cox, RN, BSN, CPC, CHC Just as patients turn to specialists to address specific health care concerns, providers seek specialty-specific credentials when hiring coding professionals to meet their practice needs. Having recently learned that a loved one suffered a heart attack, my ...