In Coding
Apr 1st, 2014
Many codes in Chapter 19 of ICD-10-CM (Injury, Poisoning, and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes (S00-T88)) require a 7th character to identify the episode of care: initial, subsequent, or sequela. With the exception of the fracture codes, most Chapter 19 codes have three 7th character values: A – Initial encounter D – Subsequent encounter ...
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. ...
May 1st, 2012
Part 2: Make room for the latest in CPT® coding. By Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, CHCO, ACS-PM, and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2012 has brought important changes to pain management coding. Last month, in the article “Move Over Obsolete Pain Management Coding,” we reviewed new coding guidance for sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, ...
By Michael D. Miscoe, CPC, CHCC At the recent AAPC National Conference in Anaheim, I was asked an excellent question during ad-hoc networking. The question was, “Is subsequent inpatient E/M services or discharge evaluations following surgery within the global period reportable? If so, what modifier is appropriate?” As is the case with most coding questions, ...