News & Analysis

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
HIM Briefings

The revenue cycle produces a wealth of data but connecting the dots between disparate datasets is a challenge. Consider these methods to evaluate tools to manage revenue cycle data.

September 7, 2022
HIM Briefings

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.

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 24, 2022
HIM Briefings

Sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome are historically difficult to document and report in ICD-10-CM. Alba Kuqi, MD, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CICA, CSCM, breaks down sepsis definitions and outlines a process for query creation.

August 17, 2022
HIM Briefings

CMS is weighing an expansion of the hospital outpatient department prior authorization program, changes to 340B reimbursement, and alternative rate setting data among other proposals in the 2023 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule. Review other major proposals to understand how your organization could be affected.