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ICD-10 coding for vaping and e-cigarette related illness

November 22nd, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

Vaping has become a very hot topic recently, due to the rapid increase of patients showing up at physicians’ offices and ERs with lung injuries.  The Centers for Disease Control […]

How should we capture social determinants of health as coded data? CDC invites public comment on ICD-10 codes for SDOH

April 8th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

I’ve got a two-part (maybe three-part) homework assignment for you: Read a pair of proposals for new ICD-10 codes, presented at the March C&M meeting. They are each two pages […]

Immunizations: The road to better health

August 17th, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

Is it really August 2018? For many of us, this time of year means planning one final summer vacation, getting kids ready for a new school year, or thinking about […]

CDC reports Candida auris cases in the U.S.

July 3rd, 2017 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

I was reading a May 2017 article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing 122 cases of Candida auris (C. auris) in the past nine months across […]

Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part two)

June 10th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

In my previous blog, I addressed concerns about the new Sepsis 3 definitions.  In this blog (part 2), I will further flush out implications for specific quality metrics and also […]

Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part one)

June 8th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

How do you know what you don’t know? That’s the conundrum of the new Sepsis 3 definitions and the impact on measurement of quality outcomes.   As I am quite passionate […]

Article: What’s next for ICD-10?

With Barbara Aubry, RN

Now that the code freeze is over, big changes are coming to ICD-10.

ICD-10 Cheat Sheet: DIY for Physicians

August 6th, 2015 / By Rhonda Butler

Did you end up here because you haven’t done squat about ICD-10, and you googled “ICD-10 cheat sheet?” Fantastic. Come on in, there’s plenty of room. I could get all […]

Taking a Closer Look at the December ICD-10 Coding Challenge

January 14th, 2015 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

CHALLENGE QUESTION:  A 72 –year old male was admitted to the hospital with a chief complaint of a  fever with a temperature of 101° F and feeling ill with worsening […]

Follow-up: July Coding Challenge on Ebola

September 17th, 2014 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

Since writing about coding of the Ebola virus disease in ICD-9 and ICD-10 for last month’s Coding Challenge, an interesting conundrum has come to light that I want to share […]