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Learning ICD-10: Documenting Type 2 Myocardial Infarction

I am in the middle of a heads-down project, but I popped my head up long enough to read the new ICD-10-CM guidelines for 2018 (thanks for the notification, Gloryanne Bryant!). I had to take a moment to comment on the Type 2 myocardial infarction (MI) guidelines. The reasons we should be documenting and coding […]

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Does a CDI Program Improve Physician Engagement?

Last month, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) released a practice brief titled “Impact of Physician Engagement on Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs.” The brief contains some extremely valid and interesting points. Genuine, consistent physician engagement is essential for any clinical documentation improvement program meant to achieve scale and long-term sustainability. The practice brief starts […]

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Some New Myocardial Infarction Codes Challenge Interpretation

The addendum for new codes coming out was recently released with many notable additions and deletions. The next several articles in this series will address some of these conditions in order to help us get ready for the October 1 implementation date. One of the things I love most about getting the codes well before […]

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ICD-10: Abide By These Rules When Coding Foreign Bodies

Know when to apply these secondary codes. Foreign bodies (FBs) entering through one of the three ENT-specific pathways is a relatively common occurrence. While these situations are found primarily with children presenting for service, FBs of the ear, nose, and throat don’t necessarily discriminate when it comes to age. However, when it comes to coding, […]

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Optimizing the Monitoring of ICD-10 Coding Productivity

With the help of hindsight and data, we can now more accurately predict coding productivity and staffing needs. The run-up to ICD-10 had most of us very concerned, expecting to experience a decline in productivity of as much as 40 percent or more. Early productivity reports, based on perceptions and/or small sample sizes, confirmed that […]

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It is Time to be Change-Hardy with the new IPPS Proposed Rules

Be adaptable and ready for change if you are responsible for payer reimbursements in your healthcare organization. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a large number of changes to diagnosis-related groups DRGs for 2018, along with changes in ICD-10-CM and PCS. Here is a quick summary of the changes: 264 MS-DRGs […]

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Why Medical Necessity Continues to Be a Top Priority

Medical necessity is an important issue. Just review the definition of medical necessity: “a legal doctrine, related to activities which may be justified as reasonable, necessary, and/or appropriate, based on evidence-based clinical standards of care.” So, what does that really mean? A few years ago, I was preparing to speak at a national conference with […]

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Researchers Create Online Tool To Ease Transition to ICD-10 Codes

Researchers have developed an online mapping tool designed to help stakeholders transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets, EHR Intelligence reports.

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House Members Mull October ICD-10 Launch at Hearing

The U.S. implementation of the ICD-10 diagnosis coding system has been delayed several times, but members of a House subcommittee seemed to be leaning Wednesday toward making sure the current Oct. 1 deadline sticks.

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CMS Starts ICD-10 Claims Testing This Week

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be conducting a national testing week, from November 17 to 21, 2014.

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How To Reach ICD-10, Meaningful Use Compliance Incrementally

With the pressures being placed on healthcare organizations and providers — ranging from participation in the EHR Incentive Programs to compliance with ICD-10 — it’s easy for the former to become overwhelmed. However, this feeling could prevent hospitals and physicians from taking things one step at a time and prioritizing appropriately.

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ICD-10: Prostate Cancer Coding Mirrors ICD-9 Neoplasm Table Structure

If you don’t have any trouble using the ICD-9 neoplasm table, you shouldn’t have a hard time transitioning to ICD-10 neoplasm codes.

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C34 — Pay Attention To Location for Malignant Neoplasm of Main Bronchus

ICD-9 2011 and ICD-10 2011 both have coding options for a malignant neoplasm of the main bronchus. Both indicate that the codes are appropriate for malignant neoplasms of the carina or hilus of lung.
What’s different: ICD-9 2011 includes simply 162.2…

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Get a Glimpse at ICD-10 Codes for Cough, Back Pain, and More

Wrap your brain around using letters in your diagnosis codes.

If you aren’t curious about how the ICD-9 codes crosswalk to ICD-10, maybe you should be.

“The transition date for ICD-10 codes is Oct 1, 2013,” stressed CMS’s Stewart Streimer…

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