In Coding
Jan 24th, 2018
When preparing medical documentation and coding medical conditions, keep these 10 principles in mind to demonstrate medical necessity for services reported: List the principal diagnosis, condition, problem, or other reason for the medical service or procedure. Be specific when describing the patient’s condition, illness, or disease. Distinguish between acute and chronic conditions, when appropriat...
In Coding
Aug 27th, 2015
by Arlene Baril With the October 1 ICD-10 transition date closing in, provider organizations that have spent months diligently preparing can relax — or not, depending on how serious they are about driving down the potential for financial impact to a bare minimum. Is it really possible to count on a 100 percent glitch-free move ...