Denials are on the rise for certain diagnoses, procedures, and regulations. Sarah C. Mendiola, Esq., LPN, CPC, outlines steps providers can take to reduce denials by focusing on certain documentation details.
Even before ICD-10, unclear definitions for certain diagnoses and procedures led to confusion for coders trying to interpret physician documentation. Robert S. Gold, MD, writes about conditions in the new code set that could lead to potential risks for providers.
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.