May 1st, 2012
The future depends on the specificity that ICD-10 offers. By Annie Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT As Coding Edge went to press, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had just announced a proposed one-year delay of the implementation of ICD-10 to Oct. 1, 2014 from Oct. ...
Feb 1st, 2011
New debridement codes and revised descriptors will help to capture services accurately By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC, and Terri Brame, MBA, CHC, CPC, CGSC, CPC-H, CPC-I Revisions to CPT® 2011 for integumentary-related services involve three families of debridement codes. Debridement is the removal of dead or infected tissue to improve healing of remaining, healthy tissue. ...