Root operations are the fundamental building block of ICD-10-PCS codes, but providers may not use the same terminology coders are familiar with. Review these root operations that involve taking out all or some of a body part.
Beginning April 1, approximately 800 hospitals will be required to participate in CMS’ new joint replacement payment model. Shannon Newell, RHIA, CCS, outlines the requirements and what providers need to do in order to prepare.
The AMA introduced new CPT codes for 2016 to report intracranial therapeutic interventions. Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, CIRCC, RCC, reviews the changes and provides examples on how to use them in a variety of procedures.
Post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t only reported for military personnel. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, writes about when PTSD may be reported and which diagnosis and procedures codes should be included.