In CMS
Jul 5th, 2019
Physicians are better equipped to correctly diagnose Medicare patients with hypertension thanks to a new national coverage policy. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued, July 2, a final decision memo regarding its national coverage policy for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). For nearly two decades, Medicare coverage for ABPM has been limited ...
In CMS
Jun 21st, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released on June 20 the ICD-10-CM code descriptions, tables and index, and addendum for fiscal year 2020. There are 273 additions, 21 deletions, and 30 revisions, effective Oct. 1, 2019, which will increase the code set from 71,932 to 72,184 diagnoses. Chapter Review The majority of changes ...
In Billing
Jun 18th, 2019
The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and United States friends will gather to celebrate our independence. With the celebration comes a slew of accidents and injuries. Here are some ICD-10 codes you may see during this holiday. Food and Outdoor Fun Nothing says “Independence Day” like picnics and barbeques. Here are some food hazards to ...
In Coding
Jun 10th, 2019
With so many complications that involve many specialties, correct coding is essential on many levels. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a systemic condition prevalent throughout the United States and the seventh leading cause of death nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are three main types of diabetes coders will encounter: ...
In Coding
Jun 1st, 2019
The root cause of the dementia will lead you to the correct diagnosis code. A diagnosis of “dementia” requires us to first understand the term. According to the Alzheimer’s Association: Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia is not a specific disease. It ...