There is a lot of buzz in the healthcare industry recently about social determinants of health (SDOH) and their impact on society at large. With the expansion and updates to ICD-10-CM and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the new approach is to medicalize social problems. National claims data shows us that ...
In Coding
Dec 5th, 2019
Part 1: Know the limitations of EMRs and the importance of quality data collection. Patients with gender conflict have stereotyping and depression to overcome; don’t let staff and billing be another obstacle they must face when getting medical care. One way you can help them overcome challenges is by knowing the limitations of electronic medical ...
Know the stages of HIV, prevention, detection, and its associated conditions for proper coding and better patient care. With Dec. 1 being World AIDS Day, the topic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is on the minds of people all over the globe. Although AIDS-related deaths have been reduced by more ...
In Billing
Nov 7th, 2019
Changes to diagnosis codes mean NCD coding changes. Diagnosis codes changes went into effect Oct. 1, as usual, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) to reflect those changes. NCDs Affected by Updates to Diagnosis Codes CMS notes the following NCD coding changes in Change Request (CR) ...
Differentiate migraines from common headaches for proper ICD-10-CM coding. A migraine is more than just a headache. Although migraines are not completely understood, scientists believe the pain is caused by dilation and constriction of the cephalic blood vessels or a microembolism. What we do know is that not all migraines are the same, and diagnosis ...