Aug 20th, 2015
By Jeanne Yoder, RHIA, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P Professional Components of Procedures What is changing with CPT on 1 Oct 2015?  Nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  Save for the annual updates, CPT and HCPCS  Level II  stay the same with the transition to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS.  Physician claims will still base all their services on the same E/M, ...
Aug 13th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has addressed Home Health (HH) providers’ anxieties about how to convert to ICD-1o if a patient’s episode of care spans October 1, starting with ICD-9  and finishing with ICD-10 diagnoses. According to MLN Matters SE1410, CMS addresses the issue by recognizing the following factors for episodes spanning ...
In Coding
Aug 6th, 2015
By: Betty B. Bibbins, MD, BSN, CHC, CI-CDI, CPEHR, CPHIT We are approximately one month away from implementation of ICD10. Finally! Documentation specificity has been needed for many years throughout healthcare. ICD-9 outgrew the descriptive clinical terms that captures severity of illness and medical necessity many years ago. We should be very happy that the specificity of ...
In CMS
Aug 6th, 2015
We will be sharing a number of strategies to help your practice successfully implement ICD-10-CM. Please remember to track your progress in your ICD-10 Implementation Tracker on AAPC’s website. Physician Readiness Now that we are so close to implementation, it is time to spend some quality time with your physicians on ICD-10. If there were ...
In CMS
Aug 6th, 2015
Description: Skin biopsy was performed on the right ankle and right thigh on two suspicious skin lesions. The complications, instructions as to how the procedure will be performed, and postoperative instructions were given to the patient. The patient consented for skin biopsies. The complications, instructions on the procedure, and postop instructions were given to the ...