In CMS
May 3rd, 2019
Social determinants of health (SDOH). You’ve probably been hearing that term a lot lately. Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, spoke on social determinants at HEALTHCON in Las Vegas (April 28 – May 1); and the American Medical Association and UnitedHealthcare recently announced a collaboration to standardize data collection on SDOH with new ICD-10-CM codes. What ...
As a medical coder, you are a valuable asset to clinicians who are part of the NCQA-PCMH team. To understand how you can help in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) patient-centered medical home (PCMH) process, first you need to know what it is and how it has expanded to vulnerable populations. Then you’ll ...
May 21st, 2018
Twenty-three National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) for clinical diagnostic laboratory services have been updated to reflect the April 2018 quarterly release of the edit module for such services. ICD-10-CM codes in effect April 1 affect coverage for several common lab tests. Note ICD-10-CM Code Changes in Lab NCDs The following lab NCDs add/delete ICD-10-CM codes from the ...
In Coding
Sep 6th, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released “ICD-10-CM Coding Advice for Healthcare Encounters in Hurricane Aftermath” as a guide when coding healthcare encounters for individuals injured by a hurricane. The document reviews the use of external cause of morbidity codes, which “should be assigned to identify the cause of the injury(ies) incurred as a result ...