Chapters 10-21: Tabular List addenda reveals changes that allow for more precise diagnosis coding. The ICD-10-CM Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries 2018 Addenda provides an overview of the many changes made to the code set for the upcoming year. To prepare for these changes, let’s review what is new, deleted, or revised in chapters ...
Sep 28th, 2016
Ventilator technology has advanced in recent years, with the latest rage being a single device capable of treating multiple conditions. In one mode, it’s a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device; in another mode, it’s a respiratory assist device (RAD); and in yet another mode, it’s a traditional ventilator device. As revolutionary as this device ...
Mar 1st, 2015
Several conditions fall under COPD; understand how to code them all. By Gouri Pathare, MBBS, CPC Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic form of emphysema. Diagnosis coding and sequencing for COPD depends on physician documentation in the medical record and application of the official coding ...
Sep 1st, 2013
Coding/Billing Be sure your EHR can handle the detail required for the new sinusitis codes. by Jaci Johnson, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CEMC Now that electronic health records (EHRs) are commonplace, it’s important to have a good understanding of what they will look like after ICD-10 has been implemented. For example, will the screen that displays ...
Dec 1st, 2012
By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC The practice of medicine constantly evolves. Established roads change direction. Familiar landmarks disappear, and new paths emerge. Even those who know the lay of the land can feel lost in an ever-shifting terrain of technologies, methods, and standards of care. To keep ...