Q: Our team had a recent case that involved a small midline episiotomy which extended to a second-degree laceration which was repaired with 3-0 vicryl rapide sutures. Would we code the episiotomy and repair or just the repair, and why? We are considering ICD-10-PCS code 0KQM0ZZ (Repair of the perineum muscle, open approach) and/or 0W8NXZZ (Division of the female perineum, external approach).
On August 14, CMS published the FY2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule; with it came discussion and a notice in regards to the 96-hour certification requirement for critical access hospitals (CAH).
This week's Medicare updates include an update to the Revisions to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System; Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) for 2018; Provider-Based (PB) Determination; and more!
This week's Medicare updates include an update to the 2018 Proposed Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate; ICD-10 Coding Revisions to National Coverage Determinations; Updated Editing of Always Therapy Services; and more!
This week's Medicare updates include the 2018 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System proposed rule; the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Other Revisions to Part B / the Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements and Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program proposed rule; the Federal Healthcare Fraud Takedown; and more!