In Coding
Sep 6th, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released “ICD-10-CM Coding Advice for Healthcare Encounters in Hurricane Aftermath” as a guide when coding healthcare encounters for individuals injured by a hurricane. The document reviews the use of external cause of morbidity codes, which “should be assigned to identify the cause of the injury(ies) incurred as a result ...
Know what factors into determining the 7th character. By Emoy Goodridge, MEd, BS, CBCS, CEHRS, CPC, COC, CPMA, CRC, CPC-I, AAPC Fellow Trimester, gestations, and fetal complication identification can be a real pain in ICD-10-CM. A quick search provides various breakdowns of maternity trimesters, reflecting 12, 13, as well as 14 weeks. According to the ...
Know the stages, signs, and diagnosis coding of this progressive disease. By Charlotte Ann Wyatt, CPC, AAPC Fellow Alzheimer’s disease, named after the physician Alois Alzheimer, is the most common cause of dementia among older people. It is a progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Individuals with advanced Alzheimer’s must depend ...
The OIG has their eyes open for medical necessity of these diagnostic studies. By Karla Grimwood, MS, CPC, CPMA, CEMC A provider must keep in mind several things to support compliant coding for diagnostic sleep studies. And the pressure is on: The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has included sleep studies on its annual Work ...
In Coding
Aug 1st, 2017
Proper coding tells the patient’s complete story, helps prove medical necessity, and portrays accurate data trends. By Kellie S. Hall, CPC, CPCO, CCS-P To understand the value of diagnosis coding, look beyond what it takes to get a claim paid today and consider the importance of the data diagnosis codes represent. Tell the Patient’s Story ...