In Coding
Jan 3rd, 2019
CPT® includes so-called “unlisted procedure codes” to report procedures or services for which there is no more specific code. Here are three tips to apply these codes, correctly. Tip 1: Unlisted Procedure Codes Are a Last Resort You should report unlisted procedure codes only when no other Category I or Category III CPT® code accurately ...
In Coding
Jan 2nd, 2019
When coding opioid use disorder, you’ll need to know the sequencing rules to select an appropriate ICD-10-CM code. Opioid abuse, addiction, and overdoses are a serious public health problem. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids, every day. The Centers for ...
In Coding
Dec 26th, 2018
When assigning a ICD-10-CM diagnosis code(s) for a surgical complication, report the code for the complication first, followed by any additional diagnosis code(s) required to report the patient’s condition. Example 1: Complication from a surgical procedure for treatment of a neoplasm. The complication is the listed first, followed by a code for the neoplasm or ...