Although the inpatient-only list has evolved over the years it's remained a common source of easily avoidable denials. Brush up on the details of the requirement to improve compliance at your organization.
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.
CMS issued the final rules for the 2023 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) on August 1 and, like the proposed 2023 OPPS proposed rule, there aren’t any big surprises this year.
Sepsis is tricky to define, but permitting multiple definitions to be applied at a single facility creates confusion and inconsistency. Apply these tips to guide the process of creating a sepsis definition for your organization.
Sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome are historically difficult to document and report in ICD-10-CM. AlbaKuqi, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSCM, breaks down sepsis definitions and outlines a process for query creation.