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ICD-10-CM coding guidelines: A season for change

September 28th, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Each year around mid-September, I can see and feel the changes happening.  The air gets cooler, the leaves begin to turn beautiful colors, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis changes become effective. It […]

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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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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, RHIA, 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, RHIA

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 […]