In Audit
Aug 30th, 2017
One week after the release of the 2018 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency released an errata with updated rules for diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and principal diagnosis. And while some publishers, like AAPC, were able to put their ICD-10-CMs to press with the new guidelines, it was too ...
Following guidelines and asking questions are key to solving the T3cDM coding mystery. One guideline in ICD-10-CM consistently overlooked is I.C.4.a.6.b.i., which is specific to secondary diabetes mellitus due to a pancreatectomy. I.C.4.a.6.b.i. Secondary diabetes mellitus due to a pancreatectomy For postpancreatectomy diabetes mellitus (lack of insulin due to the surgical removal of all or ...
Sep 30th, 2016
The National Center for Health Statistics has released preliminary results from its annual National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2016, Family Core component. The NCHS updates estimates for 15 selected health measures based on data from the most recent NHIS, and has done so every year since 1997. After 10 years, this data, which are based on household ...
Aug 22nd, 2016
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that can lead to other conditions, such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) and the resulting loss of protective sensation (LOPS). Routine foot care (cutting, clipping or debriding toenails, for example) is generally non-covered under Medicare, but may be covered for beneficiaries who are diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy because ...
If you’re still confused about coding diabetes manifestations, look to Coding Clinic. The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Coding Clinic provides welcome relief for diabetes coders, describing new documentation requirements for establishing causal relationships in ICD-10-CM. The change occurs in Coding Clinic, second quarter 2016: Question: The AHA Central Office has received several questions...