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Tag: ICD-10

Behind the code: Homelessness Z59.0

December 4th, 2019 / By Jean Jones, CPC

I was on an internal 3M call recently, listening to the engineers as they were developing ICD-10 codes for the Z59 series—problems related to housing and economic circumstances.  Coincidentally, my […]

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 […]

Coding mitral valve disease

November 15th, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Last month, I wrote about accurate coding for aortic valve disease. This month, we’ll look at coding for mitral valve disease. The mitral valve is located in the left side […]

It’s fall and the 2020 ICD-10 changes have arrived

November 6th, 2019 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

The coders version of the fall equinox has arrived with 2020 ICD-10 changes taking effect as of October 1. While mother nature herself is cooling down and we all get […]

Coding aortic valve disease

October 9th, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

There are four valves in the heart that separate either the heart chambers from each other, or separate blood flow from heart blood flow.  They are, in the left heart, […]

ICD-10-PCS stocktaking discussion at the September C&M meeting

September 18th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

Classification systems like ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS are all about trade-offs—balancing the ongoing need for new levels of detail with the increasing complexity of the classification. PCS has its own unique […]

Demystifying Medicare Risk Adjustment

July 15th, 2019 / By Samuel Young, MD

As the activity around the forthcoming 2020 election period is heating up, and with it, talk of “Medicare-For-All” options, I thought I’d begin my contribution to the Inside Angle blog […]

ICD-10, FY 2020, and the weirdness of time

July 8th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

For those of us facing “maturity,” when we were growing up the year 2020 seemed an impossibly exotic thing, the stuff of science fiction. Time has flown like a freaking […]

Article: 2020 IPPS proposed rule brings potential MS-DRG changes

With Rhonda Butler

This article from Rhonda Butler details the 2020 IPPS proposed rule and highlights noteworthy proposed changes.

ICD-10 data meets the IPPS Rule: MS-DRG proposed change highlights, part 2

June 24th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

Part one of this two-part blog was a high-level summary of two major areas of focus in the proposed MS-DRG changes: the MCC/CC designations and the “unrelated OR DRGs. This […]

ICD-10 data meets the IPPS Rule: MS-DRG proposed change highlights, part 1

June 17th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

If there is a theme to this year’s proposed MS-DRG changes in the IPPS proposed rule, it is “ICD-10 Data.” Now that two years’ worth of ICD-10 coded MedPAR data […]

Loneliness and population health

May 31st, 2019 / By Katie Christensen

 “During my years caring for patients, the most common pathology I saw was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness … loneliness was often in the background of clinical […]