Mar 19th, 2015
Robert S. Gold, MD, wrote a letter (Sepsis Letter) to Medical Classification Administrator Donna Pickett, MPH, RHIA, of National Center for Health Statistics explaining that when the 995.9x code set came out with directions for use, “the sequencing and the reporting in the Official Coding Guidelines for ICD-9-CM and in AHA’s Coding Clinic, the incidence of ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2014
Accurate ICD-10 coding requires proper documentation and an understanding of clinical conditions. By Betty Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD Coding acute conditions in ICD-10-CM can be tricky for a few reasons: For starters, the term “acute” has various meanings in the diagnosis code set. Second, there are timeframe factors to consider. And, third, ...
Aug 1st, 2013
Stellar skin cancer coding requires more than just an 
understanding of ICD-9-CM principles for neoplasms. By Betty Hovey, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPB, CPC-H, CPCD The more you know about skin cancer and anatomy, the easier it will be to code for benign and malignant neoplasms diagnoses using ICD-9-CM guidelines and proper sequencing. Let’s start with ...