News & Analysis

July 21, 2021
Medicare Web

Less than a year after CMS finalized the three-year phaseout of the inpatient-only (IPO) list to be completed by 2024, the agency is looking to reverse course, according to the 2022 OPPS proposed rule, released Monday, July 19.

July 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Approximately 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the U.S. population, were diagnosed with diabetes in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus types 1 and 2 and ICD-10-CM coding for these conditions.

July 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Refresh your knowledge of dysphagia, esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and Barrett’s esophagus, and review guidance for reporting these conditions in ICD-10-CM.

June 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

In the U.S., tympanostomy tube insertion is the most common ambulatory surgery performed on children under 15, according to StatPearls. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA, reviews common types of ear infections and CPT coding for myringotomies with tympanostomy tube insertion.

May 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

It’s always been easy to show financial return on investment for inpatient CDI endeavors, but the monetary value of outpatient programs is increasing dramatically year after year, making outpatient CDI reviews more attractive to many healthcare organizations.

May 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Facility E/M coding reflects the volume and intensity of resources utilized by the facility during patient encounters. Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO, describes how facilities can create internal guidelines and point systems for determining E/M level section.

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