News & Analysis

February 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

The 2021 update to the ICD-10-CM code set introduced 43 new codes to Chapter 3: Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism. Review new codes for sickle-cell diseases, hemolytic anemias, and cytokine release syndrome.

February 1, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: I've noticed an increase in denials for diagnoses of gram-negative pneumonia. How can we ensure that our providers are accurately documenting the appropriate clinical indicators?

February 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Review coronary anatomy and CPT coding for aortic and iliac repairs, as well as selective procedures used to treat vascular occlusions in the lower extremities.

January 18, 2021
Medicare Web

Q: Acute respiratory failure is consistently one of our top denied diagnoses. We've tried to address common documentation errors through education but are still seeing issues. How can our CDI staff and coders create more effective queries for this condition?

January 13, 2021
HIM Briefings

Organizations continue to struggle with denials for conditions such as sepsis and pneumonia. Review your processes and then apply these expert tips to help turn the tide.

January 1, 2021
Briefings on APCs

Hospital coding for pregnancy-related services requires a detailed understanding of the CPT® global obstetric (OB) package and ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for maternal care management. This article details hospital coding for pregnancy and delivery complications and procedures used to treat them.

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