This week’s Medicare updates includes 2020 payment rates for the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, updates to the OIG work plan, guidance on coding for encounters related to vaping illnesses, and more!
Emerging literature recommends adding social isolation to the social determinants of health, particularly for older adults. Social factors, inclusive of education, race, social supports, and poverty, account for more than 30% of total deaths in the U.S. annually.
A retrospective study based on ICD-10-CM data from 16,884 emergency department (ED) visits found that individuals who received emergency medical care due to cannabis poisoning were substantially more likely than other patients to experience mental health disorders.
While the Violence Prevention Program at Johns Hopkins addresses a very specific population, many of the lessons learned can be applied to almost any patient who is hesitant to accept resources. Included in this article are some of the program’s tips and strategies that you can apply to some of your more challenging cases.
Q: We had a patient with Type 2 diabetes who was admitted for hypoglycemia with metabolic encephalopathy. The patient also had stage 2 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and a diagnosis of hypertension (HTN). Which ICD-10-CM codes should we assign for this patient’s encounter?