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ICD-10-CM: 3 Tips for More Accurate Hyperthyroidism Coding

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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ICD-10-CM includes a host of codes for hyperthyroidism, and that means your team’s documentation and coding skills need to be sharp. Here are some helpful hints to get you on your way. Learn Your Terms and Prefixes to Locate Codes Knowing medical anatomy and terminology is a must for coders, and that includes knowing that […]

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ICD-10-CM 2019: Add These Surgical Wound Infection Codes to Your Toolkit

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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If you read our ICD-10-CM 2019 overview, you know to expect new surgical wound infection codes effective Oct. 1, 2018. Get to know the notes with the codes to be sure you can match your documentation to these more specific 2019 diagnosis codes when the time comes. Ob-Gyn Coders, Don’t Miss These Changes The first […]

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Clean Up Finger Fracture Coding With This S62.6- Documentation Primer

Friday, June 22, 2018

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ICD-10-CM 2019 is swapping the term “medial phalanx” to “middle phalanx” in 10 finger fracture codes. It’s a simple change, but it’s a reminder of the various factors involved in fracture coding. To help your orthopedic coding and documentation keep up with ICD-10-CM specificity, here’s a documentation checklist to help you find the right code […]

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ICD-10-CM Coding for ‘Vomiting’ Is Simple, Except When It’s Not

Friday, May 11, 2018

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Many coders have memorized R11.- (Nausea and vomiting). It’s a common complaint. But did you know that the diagnosis code for cyclical vomiting is in nervous system category G43.- (Migraine)? I was interested to see that when I read a recent Gastroenterology Coding Alert article. In a leap that perhaps only those in healthcare would […]

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Add ICD-10-CM Accuracy to Your Repeat Pap Smear Claims

Friday, July 28, 2017

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Right about now it feels like all eyes are on ICD-10-CM 2018 (and there are plenty of changes to deal with). But we’ve got to be sure codes for our current claims are accurate, too. Today let’s get back to basics with a look at how to handle diagnosis coding for repeat Pap smears. Zero […]

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How to Report Tachycardia Under ICD-10

Monday, June 4, 2012

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Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia is a fairly common diagnosis, and that’s why you need to make sure that you know how to code for it when ICD-10 replaces ICD-9. ICD-9-CM Code 427.0, Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia ICD-10-CM Code I47.1, Supraventricular tachycardia Supraventricular tachycardia refers to a faster than normal heart rate that originates in the atria or the atrioventricular node. […]

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