Nov 1st, 2012
By Jacqueline J. Stack, BSHA, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC No doubt you’ve heard that moving to ICD-10-CM will give you more specific choices for coding diagnoses. This data-driven code set will enable us to code to the highest level of specificity. But our ability to do that will still rely on how well ...
Sep 1st, 2011
As always, careful review of the documentation is necessary for correct coding, as well. By Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASCC, CCS-P When documented by a physician, the simple statement “removal of lesion” can lead to many different coding choices. To choose the correct code, you will need three precise pieces of information: The type ...
May 1st, 2008
by Sheri Poe Bernard, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P CPT® and ICD-9-CM code selection for lacerations and their repair is a simple task if you break down coding criteria into simple components. Length, Location, and Type For CPT®, integumentary repair codes specify length, location and type of wound repair. Codes are selected by: Laceration length in centimeters ...