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Tag: ICD-10

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Annual ICD-10-PCS FY 2021 update summary

June 22nd, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

The ICD-10-PCS update for FY 2021 was posted on May 28. Thankfully, there has been nothing unusual about the update cycle for ICD-10-PCS. There have been no interim updates and […]

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Coding focus as the pandemic continues

June 17th, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, Bobbie Starkey

Now that we have seen many cases of COVID-19 being treated and recovered patients moving on with their “new normal” lives (at least in some states), we should take a […]

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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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COVID-19 coding for outpatient and physician services

April 20th, 2020 / By Colleen Deighan, RHIA

As we work to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have learned that many people may be sick with the virus for 1-2 weeks prior to developing symptoms. The most […]

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CDI query templates for COVID-19

April 10th, 2020 / By Cheryll Rogers, RHIA

Keeping pace with rapidly evolving requirements for coding and reporting of COVID-19 has been a priority focus for CDI and coding professionals over the past month. We were just starting […]

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Tricuspid and pulmonary valve disease

April 8th, 2020 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

We’re all living through uncertain times, and like most coding professionals, I’m focused on learning as much as I can about the new guidelines for COVID-19 documentation and coding. It […]

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International impact of clinical documentation

March 9th, 2020 / By Felisha Bochantin

Illnesses do not discriminate by country, region or origin and the delivery of medicine remains universal. Illness are found everywhere around the globe; it only stands to reason that providers […]

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Coding for COVID-19: Latest guidelines

February 26th, 2020 / By Audrey Howard

Since my last blog, the novel coronavirus continues to be a daily top story from all news sources. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it to be a public […]

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2019 novel coronavirus

February 3rd, 2020 / By Audrey Howard

This blog has been updated with new information. Read Audrey’s updated blog here. I know we have all been following the news reports about the outbreak of a novel coronavirus […]

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BMI can’t stand alone

January 27th, 2020 / By Kimberly Lodge, RHIT, CCS

It is easy to get into a habit of coding diagnosis codes without contemplating the reason behind using the code. I have noticed this particularly with the utilization of the […]

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Feeling SAD: Diagnosing and treating the winter blues

January 22nd, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

I live in the Midwest, and every year around this time I can feel the winter blues coming on. It’s been really cold since November and we’ve had plenty of […]