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 ...
Failing to thoroughly document signs and symptoms, assessments, and treatments of chronic diseases creates a ripple effect of misfortune. First, all relevant codes are not captured; this leads to improper payment (not to mention, an injustice to the patient). The next thing you know, the claim fails a Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) or Office ...
Prevent the spread of misguided MRSA claims with these tips for precise ICD-10-CM coding. Although the precision of code descriptions makes it harder to miscode an infection in ICD-10-CM, there are three tricks to coding Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to prevent claims denials or questions. 1. Make Notes in ICD-10-CM About Four MRSA Codes The ...