ICD-10 updates for 2018 acknowledge two types of acute myocardial infarction to differentiate, document, and code. By Artemio Castillejos, CPC, CPMA, CCVTC, CCS, CL6SGB Proper documentation and coding of conditions are vital to recognizing clinical significance and prognostication, communicating with other clinicians, and receiving appropriate reimbursement for resource utilization. Starting Oct. ...
In ICD-10
Sep 9th, 2015
CHIEF COMPLAINT: Chest pain. HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: The patient is a 40-year-old white male who presents with a chief complaint of “chest pain”. The patient has coronary artery disease of the native arteries. The patient suffered an MI of the left anterior descending artery one week ago and was released two days prior to presentation at this ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2014
Accurate ICD-10 coding requires proper documentation and an understanding of clinical conditions. By Betty Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD Coding acute conditions in ICD-10-CM can be tricky for a few reasons: For starters, the term “acute” has various meanings in the diagnosis code set. Second, there are timeframe factors to consider. And, third, ...
Mar 1st, 2013
  Walk through real cases to help you strengthen A&P. By Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC Preparing for ICD-10-CM implementation requires a strategy to minimize productivity losses. Remember how painfully slow it was to search the ICD-9-CM codebook when you first started to learn coding? Although ICD-10-CM may be familiar to ...
Jan 1st, 2013
By David B. Dunn, MD, FACS, CIRCC, CPC-H, CCC, CCVTC Part 1: Reporting coronary artery interventions is altered significantly. The new year brings major changes to the Cardiovascular System section in American Medical Association’s (AMA) 2013 CPT®, with several deleted codes and 56 new codes—including 30 CPT® codes, 17 Category III codes, and nine HCPCS ...