New, deleted, and revised codes capture the latest in endovascular repair. Major changes went into effect for coding endovascular repair procedures on Jan. 1. Multiple surgical codes (34800-34806, 34825-34826, 34900) and radiological supervision and interpretation (S&I) codes (75952-75954) were deleted and replaced with new codes describing endovascular repair of the abdominal aorta and/or ilia...
ICD-10 updates for 2018 acknowledge two types of acute myocardial infarction to differentiate, document, and code. By Artemio Castillejos, CPC, CPMA, CCVTC, CCS, CL6SGB Proper documentation and coding of conditions are vital to recognizing clinical significance and prognostication, communicating with other clinicians, and receiving appropriate reimbursement for resource utilization. Starting Oct. ...
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 ...
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Sep 9th, 2015
CHIEF COMPLAINT: Chest pain. HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: The patient is a 40-year-old white male who presents with a chief complaint of “chest pain”. The patient has coronary artery disease of the native arteries. The patient suffered an MI of the left anterior descending artery one week ago and was released two days prior to presentation at this ...
Dec 1st, 2014
The ICD-9-CM hypertension table is eliminated and more concise codes capture the “silent killer.” by Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hypertension affects one in three adults in the United States, or approximately 68 million people. It contributes to one out of ...