With all the hoopla over sepsis, pressure ulcers, and diabetes coding, there’s a little gem of coding advice that has been overlooked since ICD-10 was released: pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP , writes about these changes and helps to decipher the new guideline changes. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register for the free content if you do not have a paid subscription.
This October celebrates the eight month anniversary of the February release of the controversial third international consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock. James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP , tackles this new sepsis definition in part one of his two-part series.
Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP, reviews how to report vaccinations for the virus and how coverage policies by differ by carrier. Note: To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription. Once you have set up your free registration, you can log in and access this article by clicking here.
Wound care procedures can be uniquely complicated due to the range of severity in injuries and potential need to incorporate measurements for multiple wounds. Review these coding tips and anatomical details for reporting wound care procedures.
The 2017 OPPS final rule is scheduled to be released in just a few weeks. Jugna Shah, MPH, writes about what facilities should be preparing for in case some of CMS’ proposals related to off-campus, provider-based departments, packaging, and device-intensive procedures are finalized.