When 2018 ICD-10 codes were implemented this October 1, I hoped that ICD-10 related Local Coverage Determination (LCD) updates would be fewer as compared to last year’s updates. Due to […]
In my last blog, I talked about the trade-offs between lumping and splitting as they apply to the annual update of the ICD-10-CM/PCS classification systems. This time I am going […]
Each year, we recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer effects around 252,000 women and 2,400 men each year. Early detection and prevention can be achieved by performing […]
Two years ago, ICD-10 went live. This webinar explores what effect ICD-10 codes have had on health care initiatives so far.
You may have heard the terms lumping and splitting applied to medical records coding, or maybe to the analysis of coded data. Whether we’re producing coded data or analyzing it, […]
September has finally arrived and with it comes the start of fall. For those of us in health care, it also signifies our own version of a New Year…for ICD-10 […]
This webinar featuring Cheryl Manchenton explains the need to improve awareness of how clinical validity can both negatively and positively affect quality outcomes.
Are you ready for Monday’s solar eclipse? Are you in the path of totality? What time does it start in your area? Do you have your solar viewing glasses? What […]
I am a member of a team that works directly with CMS on the yearly code update process for their National Coverage Determination policies (NCDs). Our team accesses, refines and […]
A 62-year old female presented to the Emergency Department with a chief complaint of severe headaches that had been worsening in intensity/frequency over the past three weeks. The patient was […]
The ICD-10-PCS FY 2018 update was posted on the CMS website in the second half of May, and contains the changes to PCS that go into effect on October 1. […]
This month, Inside Angle blogger Rebecca Caux-Harry discusses E/M coding guidelines with Andee Andriole, 3M senior manager of outpatient consulting services. Andee: So, I guess we need to start thinking […]