In Coding
Sep 12th, 2019
It’s important to code with specificity the use of e-cigarette products. Too bad the ICD-10-CM code set falls short in this category. Six people have died from severe respiratory illness associated with use of vaping products in Illinois, Oregon, Indiana, Minnesota, California, and most recently, Kansas — all in the past few weeks. And there ...
In Coding
Apr 27th, 2009
In response to recent human infections of Swine influenza A (H1N1) (swine flu) virus, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a nationwide public health emergency declaration on April 26. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is conducting case investigations, monitoring for illness in swine flu patients’ contacts, and enhancing surveillance ...