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Focus on E/M services: Independent historian

December 21st, 2020 / By Colleen Deighan, RHIA

As we continue our Evaluation and Management (E/M) blog series on the revisions to E/M services for Office and Other Outpatient Services for New and Established patients, I want to […]

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Article: Fight until the very end: Sepsis denials

How well is your organization navigating the two different sets of sepsis criteria? Krysten Brooks, 3M senior health care performance advisor, discusses documentation and coding best practices to prevent sepsis […]

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More COVID-19 diagnosis and procedure codes: ICD-10-CM/PCS and MS-DRGs updated for January 1, 2021

December 1st, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

In response to the national emergency declared for the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC has implemented six new ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and CMS has implemented 21 new ICD-10-PCS procedure codes for […]

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Is your practice ready for 2021 E/M changes? Preparation tips

October 26th, 2020 / By Danielle Pavloski

We are only a few months away from the new Evaluation and Management (E/M) changes being implemented. The American Medical Association (AMA) officially released the new E/M guidelines and changes […]

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Focus on Evaluation and Management Services: New blog series

October 16th, 2020 / By Colleen Deighan, RHIA

For much of 2020, HIM and CDI professionals have been focused on COVID-19 and understanding how the temporary waivers for medical care delivery and payment impact documentation and coding. We […]

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COVID-19 and quality: What we know and don’t know

August 24th, 2020 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Although our knowledge of COVID-19 is growing, there is a great deal that we still do not know about this disease and its full effects on the body, both acutely […]

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Part 2: CMS announces new ICD-10-PCS codes to capture COVID-19 therapeutics

August 3rd, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA, Beth Wolf, MD, Julie Salomon, BSN, RN, Sue Belley, RHIA

By now you are probably aware that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued 12 new ICD-10-PCS procedure codes on July 30 for treatment of patients with COVID-19, […]

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CMS announces new ICD-10-PCS codes to capture COVID-19 therapeutics — effective August 1

July 31st, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

Update: On August 6, CMS added two files to the ICD-10-PCS COVID-19 update posted on July 30. They are: 1) the xml file icd10pcs_tables_2021.xml containing the combined complete FY 2021 […]

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Social determinants of health in the time of COVID-19

June 19th, 2020 / By Amanda Steffon

It has been over 100 years since the 1918 flu pandemic spread across the globe. Although we cannot make a direct comparison between then and now, there are contributing factors […]

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For the time-challenged: ICD-10 FY 2021 update summary

June 15th, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

Time is seriously weird stuff. 2020 so far has had that dream/nightmare quality that is somehow fast and slow at the same time. My memory of February, only four months […]

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2021 ICD-10-CM updates: Looking ahead to October

June 5th, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Just when you started to get comfortable with the 2020 ICD-10-CM changes, CMS has published their list of proposed diagnosis code updates for October. Is it really that time of […]

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HCPCS codes provide safe patient/provider communication in days of COVID-19

May 27th, 2020 / By Pamela Ewing, CPC

In early 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic was etched into the fabric of our daily lives, CMS developed two new HCPCS codes: G2010 and G2012. These codes were developed for […]