Incorporating annual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code updates is a core part of HIM maintenance. Apply these tips to ensure CPT code changes are correctly implemented and staff are kept in the loop.
When coders think of reporting for neonates and critical care, most think of CPT codes. However, ICD-10-PCS also gives codes to use for procedures for newborns/neonates related to respiratory assistance quickly after birth, when necessary. Refresh your knowledge of these codes.
Complete and accurate reporting under the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program can result in increased reimbursement. Learn how to use coding and CDI teams to improve the collection of correct data under this program.
Medical necessity is a term used to describe the need and justification for services a patient will receive, including diagnostic studies or therapeutic treatment. Understand how Medicare defines the term and what requirements must be met.