In Coding
May 21st, 2018
What is chikungunya, and how do you code it? Chikungunya is an alphavirus[1] transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. The virus was first detected in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It entered the Caribbean in 2013, and has since caused a widespread and ongoing epidemic in North ...
In Coding
Mar 9th, 2018
In the inpatient setting (but not the outpatient setting), you typically may report a diagnosis documented by the provider as “suspected,” “rule out,” “probable,” “possible,” etc. This is generally not allowed in the outpatient setting. The 2019 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (18.C.1.f) instruct: Code only a confirmed diagnosis of Zika virus (A92.5, Zika ...
If you don’t address vulnerabilities now, the odds are against you when disaster strikes. Information technology (IT) is a critical part of your healthcare organization. To effectively secure its data and systems, your organization’s IT support must be up to date on the latest trends, technologies, and efficiencies and they must maintain the most current ...
Apr 29th, 2016
The FDA authorized emergency use (EUA) of Focus Diagnostics, Inc.’s Zika Virus RNA Qualitative Real-Time RT-PCR test to detect Zika virus in the blood of patients who have symptoms of Zika virus infection and live in, or have traveled to, an area with ongoing Zika virus transmission. This is the first commercial test to detect Zika virus ...
In Billing
Oct 14th, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed three cases of human infection with swine origin influenza A (H3) viruses in Pennsylvania, as of Sept. 6. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, all three infected children under age 10 attended the Washington County Agricultural Fair the week of Aug. 13-20. “It′s pretty ...