Healthcare providers are used to regularly changing guidelines and regulations that drastically alter their processes for coding and billing. Despite few guideline changes since 2008, drug administration still frequently causes confusion because of all the necessary factors to properly document, code, and bill the services.
During the January injections and infusions audio conference, Jugna Shah, MPH, president and founder of Nimitt Consulting in Washington, D.C., and Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, associate director with Navigant Consulting in Seattle, reviewed these scenarios.
Editor's note: With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders need a solid foundation in anatomy and physiology. To help coders prepare for the upcoming transition, we will provide an occasional article about specific anatomical locations and body parts as part of a larger series for ICD-10-CM preparation.