In Coding
Aug 1st, 2017
Prepare for the newest procedure codes for use in hospital inpatient settings. For fiscal year 2018, ICD-10-PCS guidelines add approaches, qualifiers, body parts, and updates to accommodate 3,652 new codes, 1,821 revised titles, and 646 code deletions. With the total number of PCS codes increasing from 75,789 in 2017 to 78,705 in 2018, awareness of ...
In CMS
May 18th, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has released the code changes for ICD-10-PCS coding system. ICD-10-PCS codes were adopted under HIPAA for hospital inpatient healthcare settings to use for reporting procedures. Their guidelines help healthcare providers and coders to accurately identify procedures to be reported on healthcare claims. The 2018 updates will ...
In Billing
Aug 15th, 2016
The 2017 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting is now available for download on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. This latest version includes several changes worth noting. The guidelines are usually released long after publishers’ books have been sent to the printer. This year’s guidelines help explain the significant changes ...
Assign correct characters and keep the revenue road clear of denial roadblocks. Timely documentation reviews can help you to find problematic coding. With ICD-10 implementation, blood transfusion facility coding is one area you may want to check for medical record deficiencies. The first step to ensuring your physician documentation is sufficient is knowing what you ...
In Coding
May 7th, 2015
By Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) group that develops and maintains ICD-10, the Coordination and Maintenance Committee, has been talking about adding an additional section of tables to ICD-10-PCS to document emerging technology. The dramatically named Section X will impact facility procedural coding. CMS plans to talk ...