Jan 1st, 2013
By Trina Cuppett, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I Factor in the assessment, behavioral disturbances, and cause. Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and senility are often confused and mistakenly grouped together as if these conditions were synonymous. By differentiating these terms, you can be more confident assigning diagnosis codes to accurately reflect clinical documentation. Define Dementia Dementia is a broad term ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Trina Cuppett, CPC, CPC-H and G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Coding skin neoplasm diagnoses and excisions requires careful attention to detail. The key to accurate reporting is knowing the sort of detail to look for and where to find it. The following basic guidelines will set you on the right path. Diagnosis Reporting: Let ...