Coding/Billing Tips & Resources

Sequence ESRD Diagnoses with Care

Patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), and other stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD), often also suffer from conditions such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, anemia, and transplant complications. Be sure to sequence these conditions properly when assigning ICD-9-CM codes...

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ICD-9-CM Place of Occurrence Coding

Injury and poisoning locations are key components of many insurance claims, and especially for workers' compensation. In ICD-9-CM, use the following codes with the appropriate fourth digit subcategories to identify where accidents occurred...

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Global Periods in the ASC

Every procedure performed in the ambulatory surgical center (ASC) has a "same day" global period. This makes sense, as the ASC is not reporting physician work services, but only facility fees.
For instance, if a patient experiences postoperative bleeding and the physician ...

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