Coding for traumatic fractures is based on details about the broken bone and the event that caused the injury. Review ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines for reporting different types of traumatic fractures.
The most impactful overhaul to the E/M coding and documentation guidelines in 25 years went live January 1. The updated guidelines eliminate medical history and physical examination as required elements for reporting E/M codes 99202-99215. E/M coding for outpatient visits is now based on documentation of medical decision-making (MDM) or time spent on the encounter.
This week’s Medicare updates include claims processing instructions for a revised NCD, an update to the manual pertaining to cardiac/pulmonary rehab, updated information on hospital surveys during the COVID-19 PHE, and more!