With 2020 underway, it’s a good time for facilities to review the standards set forth by the rules that define HIPAA regulations. Without a thorough understanding throughout an organization, it can be easy for violations to occur.
The 2020 update to the CPT Manual includes extensive updates to cardiovascular codes, including new codes for pericardiocentesis and pericardial drainage, aortic grafting, and endovascular repair procedures.
More than half of those who are homeless or considered “marginally housed” have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) at some point in their lives, and a quarter of them experienced a brain injury that was considered moderate or severe, according to a study published online by The Lancet in December.
One of the most vexing challenges that CDI specialists have is how to engage physicians to completely and precisely document their patients’ conditions and treatments in the language required by ICD-10-CM, which is essential to risk adjustment.