Making the leap to the facility side of coding? Be sure you can decipher which diagnosis is principal. When transitioning from outpatient to inpatient coding, be sure you know the differences between the outpatient and inpatient guidelines when selecting principal and secondary diagnoses. Facility coders should be well versed in all four sections of the ...
Define, identify, and code this new form of bullying. ICD-10-CM code revisions effective Oct. 1, 2018, acknowledge a new reality: psychological abuse inflicted through social media. T74.3      Psychological abuse, confirmed Added: Bullying and intimidation, confirmed Added: Intimidation through social media confirmed A collaborative effort within a medical office can capture valuable information fo...
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Dec 26th, 2018
When assigning a ICD-10-CM diagnosis code(s) for a surgical complication, report the code for the complication first, followed by any additional diagnosis code(s) required to report the patient’s condition. Example 1: Complication from a surgical procedure for treatment of a neoplasm. The complication is the listed first, followed by a code for the neoplasm or ...
When it comes to diagnosis coding, make the Table of Drugs and Chemicals your best friend. The diagnosis codes on a claim should tell the story of the patient’s encounter at a healthcare setting with a provider. Telling the story becomes more complicated when there are definitions and sequencing involved, as is the case with ...
ICD-10 reporting of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) services requires an understanding of common pathologies. When coding pulmonary disease, it helps to understand the underlying disease process. Let’s look at why pulmonary disease occurs and how circumstances affect ICD-10-CM code selection. Categorize Pulmonary Disease Pulmonary disease is divided into two basic categories: obstruct...