News & Analysis

September 21, 2022
Briefings on APCs

Effective October 1, the ICD-10-CM code set will be updated to include over 1,100 new codes before counting code revisions and deletions. This article covers new codes for musculoskeletal and genitourinary conditions including muscle wasting, rib and sternal fractures, drug-induced neuropathy, and endometriosis.

September 14, 2022
Briefings on APCs

Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, writes about the 2023 updates coders will find in the “Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders” chapter for dementia.

September 7, 2022
Case Management Monthly

The 2023 OPPS proposed rule is out, and it includes some minor changes to the inpatient-only list and a proposal for a new type of hospital. CMS will now host a public comment period through September 13 before finalizing the rule in early November.

September 1, 2022
Briefings on APCs

Coding professionals can get an early start to 2023 by reviewing CPT codes that will be added, revised, and deleted next year. Analysis of the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule reveals changes to 10 chapters in the CPT Manual, in addition to the revisions to the E/M chapter.

August 17, 2022
HIM Briefings

CMS is weighing an expansion of the hospital outpatient department prior authorization program, changes to 340B reimbursement, and alternative rate setting data among other proposals in the 2023 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule. Review other major proposals to understand how your organization could be affected.

August 1, 2022
Briefings on APCs

The 3-day payment rule is known to coders by various names such as the 72-hour rule, the 3-day payment window, or MS-DRG window policy. Kimberly Lee M.Ed., RHIA, CCS-P, describes how to navigate the rule’s nuances for billing purposes.