Modifier -JW is used to describe drug amounts that are discarded and not administered to any patient. Ensure this modifier is coded correctly by reviewing the rules for applying modifier -JW and tips for supporting compliance.
A cesarean section is typically performed when complications from pregnancy make a traditional vaginal birth difficult. Review ICD-10-CM coding for common labor and delivery complications, and ICD-10-PCS coding for cesarean deliveries.
Coding managers should not assume that they can review every coding guideline, Coding Clinic, or coding-related issue targeted by the Office of Inspector General. Review considerations for conducting focused internal and external audits.
Hospital coding for wound procedures is notoriously difficult, as the process can seem as messy as the injuries themselves. Clarify wound documentation and guidance for reporting wound diagnoses and procedures using ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II codes.