In Coding
Sep 10th, 2018
When the World Health Organization (WHO) released ICD-11 in June, AAPC received a bunch of questions about how quickly we’d all have to learn the new code set. Some members worried if they’d be ready when ICD-11 replaced ICD-10; and we were asked if exams would change this year. We can all take a deep ...
In Coding
Aug 9th, 2018
Follow both ICD-10 Official Guidelines and AHA Coding Clinic guidance to meet MACRA performance requirements. Diagnostic coding accuracy is a lot more important than it used to be. Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has increased physician accountability for reporting a patient’s ...
Diagnosis coding for diseases of the circulatory system gets even more specific. The ICD-10-CM Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries 2018 Addenda provides insight to future diagnosis coding. Let’s review what is new, deleted, and revised in chapter 9. Where appropriate for clarity, revised text is underlined. Editor’s note: Last month we covered chapters 1-7 ...
Review the new guidelines to ensure clinician documentation supports diagnosis coding. The 2018 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting includes a dozen substantive changes in Section I, and one important change in Section II. Here are those changes. Section I Key Changes 1. Information has been added to clarify the meaning of “with” (new ...
By Amy C. Pritchett, BSHA, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEDO, CANPC, CASCC, CEDC, CRC, CCS, ICDCT-CM/PCS The ICD-10-CM Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries 2018 Addenda provides insight to future diagnosis coding. Let’s review what is new, deleted, and revised in chapters 1-7. In future months, we will cover additional chapters. Note: Text that is underlined ...