In ICD-10
Oct 9th, 2018
October is here and it’s the month of spooks, vampires, witches, and werewolves. With the celebration of Halloween, here are some ICD-10 codes you may see this season. Ghosts Did you just hear something creepy or is your mind playing tricks on you? If a ghost whispers in your ear or you see a headless specter, there is a code ...
In Coding
Jun 7th, 2018
Is the anemia due to a malignancy or an adverse effect to treatment of the malignancy? Proper ICD-10-CM coding of anemia requires the coder to know what is causing the condition. Let’s look at types of anemia, and medical coding and sequencing of the disease when it is caused by a malignancy or adverse effect. ...
Jan 27th, 2016
What coder doesn’t love weird diagnosis codes? If you loved researching strange diagnosis codes using ICD-9, I bet you were excited when ICD-10 came out and you had an overload of new codes to explore. It seems like there is a never ending supply of codes for bizarre predicaments that patients can land into. TopMedicalCodingSchools.com created a fun infographic ...
Oct 1st, 2012
By Mary A. Inman, JD, and Timothy P. McCormack, JD As Medicare-managed care health plans (Medicare Advantage (MA) plans) expand—especially in the past five years—providers are more regularly affected by “risk adjustment.” When done properly, the risk adjustment model has great potential to enhance the quality of patient care. Unfortunately, risk adjustment is also susceptible ...
Sep 1st, 2012
By Barbara Fontaine, CPC I’ve worked with physicians for almost 30 years. Looking back, I remember thinking each time we added a new provider, “I wish I could have taught you what you need to know about coding while you were learning to be a doctor.” If medical students took a coding class while they ...