In Billing
Jun 9th, 2014
Patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), and other stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD), often also suffer from conditions such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, anemia, and transplant complications. Be sure to sequence these conditions properly when assigning ICD-9-CM codes, as follows: Diabetes: Section I.C.3.a.4 of the ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting specifies, ...
In Billing
Nov 14th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Medicare Claims Processing Manual to include new instructions for billing donor post-kidney transplant complication services. Section 90.1.3 of the manual (effective April 1, 2012) now specifies, “Expenses incurred for complications that arise with respect to the donor are covered and separately billable only if ...