In Coding
Oct 22nd, 2018
As we all just implemented ICD-10 changes for 2019, I thought I would let you know that ICD-11 is being worked on. Don’t worry, it is not going to be implemented next year, but it is being planned for some time after 2022, which is actually not very far away. We will have just gotten ...
Exact documentation criteria and limited diagnosis codes pose hyperbaric oxygen therapy coding challenges. “Dive Deep into HBO Therapy in Wound Care Centers” (April 2018, pages 42-44) provided detailed information on Medicare coverage indications, provider supervision/qualifications, documentation, and procedural coding requirements for the provision of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the outpa...
Understanding this devastating disease is key to accurate ICD-10-CM code selection. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the United States, but is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers, with a five-year survival rate of 46.5 percent. Because of the location of the ovaries in the body, most ovarian cancers go undiagnosed ...
Look to DMS-5 for clarity on various anxiety disorders. Proper documentation of anxiety disorder is the key for capturing the patient’s condition accurately in ICD-10-CM. Here’s the diagnostic information you should be looking for. Define Anxiety Anxiety disorders are a class of mental disorders that distinguish themselves from other problems with two key features: fear ...
In Coding
Aug 9th, 2018
From ICD-10-CM to CPT® to HCPCS Level II, capture correct codes in your CLL claims. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), reported using ICD-10-CM code C91.10 Chronic lymphocytic leukemia of B-cell type not having achieved remission, is the most common type of adult leukemia in the western world. Here’s what you should know to properly code the ...