Coding for knee arthroscopies can be challenging, especially when procedures are performed in multiple compartments of the same knee. Read about anatomy and coding details required to accurately report these procedures.
Many outpatient CDI professionals stepped into their roles blind—not knowing where to begin or how to tell if they were successful. However, as programs mature, they need to be able to track their progress for a number of reasons, including focusing physician education and justifying continued funding from organizational leadership.
Having access to the right information at the right time is critical for healthcare professionals, from patient access staff to surgeons, but when it comes to capturing sexual orientation and gender identity data, many organizations are still struggling to get it right. Use these expert tips to help your organization build a more complete, inclusive data set.
Pay close attention to new CPT documentation and coding guidance for reporting radiological imaging. For example, a new paragraph titled “Imaging Guidance” in both the surgery and medicine guidelines advises that even when imaging guidance or supervision are included in a surgical procedure code, you must still follow the radiology documentation requirements in the CPT manual.
An inpatient study recently published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics demonstrates the importance of accurate ICD-10-CM reporting for malnutrition to ensure accurate Medicare severity diagnosis-related group (MS-DRG) assignment and the establishment of appropriate comparison benchmarks such as expected geometric mean length of stay (GMLOS).
Modifier -JW is used to describe drug amounts that are discarded and not administered to any patient. This does not reduce the payment for the drugs, so this is an informational modifier, but it is a mandatory modifier.