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 21, 2022
HIM Briefings

Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows a pulmonologist to assess the lungs and air passages. Review ICD-10-PCS coding for bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage and suction of a mucus plug.

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 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 31, 2022
HIM Briefings

A spinal fusion is used to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in the spine, eliminating motion between them. Review ICD-10-PCS coding for spinal fusions based on key information in the operative note.

August 3, 2022
HIM Briefings

Reconciling CDI reviews and queries against final coding is an important but sometimes overlooked step. Use these expert tips to refresh or develop your organization's CDI and coding reconciliation process.

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