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    Risk Adjustment Coding Forum

    Anyone know of plans for AAPC to have a risk adjustment discussion forum? know of one elsewhere that is accessible?
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    Wiki Major Depressive Disorder - Duration Unspecified

    With ICD-9-CM, when documentation for MDD did not specify single episode or recurrent, the subcategory 296.2x gave the option "single episode or unspecified" in the notes after the subcategory in the tabular. With ICD-10-CM, the unspecified option has been removed. When documentation does not...
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    ICD-10-CM Punctuation - Colon

    Can anyone provide an example of where a colon is used in a code listing in the tabular section of ICD-10-CM? I have been searching the book for over an hour and cannot find one. I need it for a presentation and kinda feel like a moron that I cannot find one after this long....The only place I...
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    take caution with answer given...

    take caution with answers given... Just a bit of a rant I suppose... I would love to hear others thoughts on this though. Fire away ;) I've seen a lot of instances on the discussion board recently where inaccurate, incomplete and vague information is being given in response to questions or...
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    Diabetes with Manifestation

    If a medical records states type 2 diabetes with ophthamalic manifestations, but does not state the specific manifestation, would you still code 250.50 or defer to 250.00 since the manifestation is not stated?
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    Day #6 Issues

    Anyone else see an issue with having only one box to include modifiers for all CPT codes? There is no way to specify which modifiers go with which codes and when coding multiple unilateral procedures from opposing sides of the body this creates an issue with LT and RT modifiers. I guess i'll...
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    HCC Coding from ECHO reports

    I work for a large insurance company, and we are having a problem with one of our vendors coding HCCs from ECHO reports. Since there are not face-to-face provider visits, we all feel that there is no way that they qualify for risk adjustment under CMS guidelines. Can anyone provide concrete...
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    Coding HCCs from an ECHO report

    I work for a large insurance company, and we are having a problem with one of our vendors coding HCCs from ECHO reports. Since there are not face to face provider visits, we all feel that there i sno way that they qualify for rish adjustment under CMS guidelines. Can anyone provide concrete...
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