News & Analysis

August 3, 2022
Briefings on HIPAA

In June, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the decades-old decision on abortion rights and it was enough to have OCR weigh in with some guidance on privacy regulations. OCR issued guidance June 29 to protect patient privacy in the wake of the decision.

August 1, 2022
Briefings on APCs

Because of the prevalence of eating disorders, coders should become familiar with their types, symptoms, codes, and relevant guidelines. They appear in ICD-10-CM under category F50 (eating disorders), but codes for individual symptoms appear throughout the manual.

August 1, 2022
Case Management Monthly

Patients with behavioral health needs can present numerous challenges for hospital case managers.

August 1, 2022
Briefings on APCs

Our experts answer questions about CPT coding for a variety of lower-extremity revascularization procedures.

August 1, 2022
Briefings on APCs

A broken nose is a break in the bone or cartilage over the bridge of the nose or over the septum—the structure that separates the nostrils. Debbie Jones, CPC, CCA, explains how to select the most specific CPT codes for nasal fracture and dislocation treatments.

August 1, 2022
Briefings on APCs

The 3-day payment rule is known to coders by various names such as the 72-hour rule, the 3-day payment window, or MS-DRG window policy. Kimberly Lee M.Ed., RHIA, CCS-P, describes how to navigate the rule’s nuances for billing purposes.

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