In Coding
Aug 6th, 2019
Alert coders of Excludes1 conflicts to help you catch problems in problem lists and avoid costly denials and rework. By Rebecca Caux-Harry, CPC In April’s Healthcare Business Monthly (pages 56-57), in the article “Take the Problem Out of Problem Lists,” authors Mary Wood, CPC, CPC-I, and Michael Warner, DO, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, AAPC Fellow, include ...
In Coding
Aug 2nd, 2016
Hypertensive heart disease refers to a group of disorders that includes heart failure, ischemic heart disease, and left ventricular hypertrophy. It is the number one cause of death associated with high blood pressure. Documentation must state (heart failure due to hypertension) or imply a causal relationship (hypertensive heart failure) to assign a code from category ...
Jun 1st, 2013
By Kathy Philp, CPC Medical records documentation tells the relevant story of a patient in a way that even a provider who has never met the patient can understand. That level of detail may sound like a lot of work, but if the provider documents well on the initial visit, documenting subsequent visits is easier. ...
Mar 1st, 2013
  Walk through real cases to help you strengthen A&P. By Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC Preparing for ICD-10-CM implementation requires a strategy to minimize productivity losses. Remember how painfully slow it was to search the ICD-9-CM codebook when you first started to learn coding? Although ICD-10-CM may be familiar to ...