In Coding
Jan 2nd, 2019
When coding opioid use disorder, you’ll need to know the sequencing rules to select an appropriate ICD-10-CM code. Opioid abuse, addiction, and overdoses are a serious public health problem. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids, every day. The Centers for ...
In Coding
Dec 2nd, 2018
In addition to updated guidelines summarized in November’s Healthcare Business Monthly (“Change Is Here: Review the 2019 ICD-10-CM Guideline Updates,” pages 32-36) the 2019 ICD-10-CM code book gains 279 new codes, revises 143 codes, and deletes 51 codes. To help you prepare for the year ahead, here’s a quick, chapter-by-chapter rundown of the notable changes. ...
Nov 1st, 2018
Learn what’s in store for facilities billing under the Home Health Prospective Payment System in the coming years. For 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will recalibrate scores for the case-mix adjustment variables, clinical and functional thresholds, payment regression model, and case-mix weights using 2017 claims data. The 2019 market basket update ...
In ICD-10
Oct 9th, 2018
October is here and it’s the month of spooks, vampires, witches, and werewolves. With the celebration of Halloween, here are some ICD-10 codes you may see this season. Ghosts Did you just hear something creepy or is your mind playing tricks on you? If a ghost whispers in your ear or you see a headless specter, there is a code ...
In Audit
Oct 2nd, 2018
If you are a particularly observant medical coder, you’ve probably noticed that many codes identified as deleted were actually promoted to new roles. Nearly 50 codes were revamped to become parent codes of more specific codes,and it’s causing some confusion because some electronic coding systems mark them as deleted AND new. Same Codes Marked as Deleted/New Take ...