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One of the more challenging coding scenarios is the accurate coding of systemic inflammatory response syndrome SIRS and sepsis. Septicemia and Sepsis are often used interchangeably by physicians howev... [ Read More ]
Robert S. Gold MD wrote a letter Sepsis Letterto Medical Classification Administrator Donna Pickett MPH RHIA of National Center for Health Statistics explaining that when the 995.9x code set came out ... [ Read More ]
By Cynthia Stewart CPC CPCH CPMA CPCI CCSP Beginning Oct. 1 2013 diagnosis coding of sepsis severe sepsis and septic shock will involve a few changes. For one you will have many more ICD10CM codes fro... [ Read More ]
By Jennifer Avery CPC CPCH CPCI CCS Septicemia sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome SIRS are all terms physicians use and coders are used to seeing in sepsis documentation. The meaning o... [ Read More ]
Published in Coding Edge 8211 July 2008 By Deborah GriderCPC CPCH CPCI CPCP CEMC CPMA COBGC CPCD CCSP This month we follow the ICD10CM roadmap to crosswalking with general equivalence mappings GEMs. T... [ Read More ]
If you don't renew your membership, you lose your credentials?? I thought you would lose credentials if you did not keep your CEU's up to date!!! I received an email from the AAPC stat... [ Read More ]
Hello my coding peeps.
Hello my coding peeps. Have any of you heard of BCBS denying claims for J1050 Depo Provera wanting you to bill J3490 Unlisteed drug because of NDC compatiability. This is what t... [ Read More ]
A recent CMS target probe on our AWVs identified missing elements in the HRA. Providers have asked if we can query the patient subsequent to the encounter and the American Family Practice group has ... [ Read More ]
Pt had a typical Aortic-bi-iliac Endograft placed (34705) then angiogram showed Type 1 endoleak.
Then 6 EndoAnchors were deployed ( 34712).
Repeat angio still showed Type I endoleak. At this point, he... [ Read More ]
Please assist with cpt coding. Not that proficient when comes to coding this procedure. Thank you.
ESTIMATED BLOOD LOSS: 200.
REPLACEMENTS: 1 unit of packed cells, 1 unit of FFP.
PREOPERATIVE... [ Read More ]