In Coding
Nov 19th, 2019
PH WHO groups key to understanding I27 codes. Despite the fact that pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a “frequently identified … highly morbid condition … associated with increased mortality, hospitalizations and financial burden,” it is “rarely coded in the EHR [Electronic Health Record]” according to a recent article published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure. What, ...
In Billing
Nov 7th, 2019
Changes to diagnosis codes mean NCD coding changes. Diagnosis codes changes went into effect Oct. 1, as usual, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) to reflect those changes. NCDs Affected by Updates to Diagnosis Codes CMS notes the following NCD coding changes in Change Request (CR) ...
Correct coding and quality data are only attainable when you are up to date on both diagnosis code and guideline changes. The article “Use 2020 ICD-10-CM Codes for More Specific Medical Data Capture” (September, pages 14-16) provided you with a list of the new, deleted, and changed ICD-10-CM codes for 2020. Now let’s review the ...
In Coding
Jul 31st, 2019
The pesky illness can be diagnosed properly by knowing the signs and symptoms and detecting it with pathology. Lyme disease is a common vector-borne illness in the United States, with more than 300,000 cases each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most prevalent areas for outbreaks are in the ...
In Billing
Jul 25th, 2019
Effective Oct. 1, 2019, ophthalmology coders will be able to report orbital roof and wall fractures with the utmost of specificity thanks to the creation of several new ICD-10-CM codes. Lack of Specificity Presents a Problem Presently, there is only one diagnosis code, S02.3- Fracture of orbital floor, to report orbital bone fractures, and only ...