In Billing
Apr 29th, 2019
One of the hot topics that just happened at the 2019 HEALTHCON was “Gender Identity: Coding EMRs and Insurance Barriers,” presented by Danielle Erickson, CPC, CCS, and Litriana Shimano, CPC, CMDP, CCP, PCS, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. It was a full session that many medical coders and payers attended because transgender medical services are difficult ...
New metrics and quality measures call for improved documentation to track this growing problem. Opioid dependence and overdose are at crisis levels. Healthcare professionals have a front row seat to this epidemic, and we have a responsibility to know coding and documentation requirements for such cases. Opioid Use Becomes a Quality Measure According to the ...
In Coding
Oct 16th, 2017
2018 ICD-10-CM includes many new, revised, and deleted diagnosis codes, some of which pertain to mental disorders. To save you the time it takes to cross walk these codes to their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) counterparts (or vice versa), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has done it for you. For 2018, there ...
Jun 11th, 2014
The American Medical Association (AMA) released on June 6 a handful of new or revised CPT® Category II codes. A change to an existing code under Patient History was implemented January 1, 2014: 1040F  DSM-VTM5* criteria for major depressive disorder documented at the initial evaluation (MDD, MDD ADOL) Under Diagnostic/Screening Processes or Results, two Category II ...