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PDPM: Snap Up This ICD-10-CM Knowledge for Your SNF

Monday, June 17, 2019

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The Patient Driven Payment Model is bringing new importance to the ICD-10-CM code set for SNFs. Here’s where the diagnosis codes will come into play. Get a Quick Overview of the PDPM The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is a new case-mix classification system that will replace the Resource Utilization Group, Version IV (RUG-IV), effective […]

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Coding Smarts: Be a Diabetic Neuropathy Vocab Champ

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Roughly 25 percent of people over 65 in the U.S. have diabetes, and about half of people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage. So there’s a good chance you’ll need to know the terms used for diabetic neuropathy ICD-10-CM codes at some point. Be ready with this quick list of medical definitions. Are […]

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Site, Timing, Trauma: 3 Top Areas to Watch for Osteoporotic Fracture

Monday, June 3, 2019

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Before you report an ICD-10-CM code for a patient with osteoporosis who has broken a bone, take a moment to make sure you’ve applied these three (and a half) tips for more accurate coding. 1. Take a Break From Coding Site (Unless There’s a Break) Site is not a component of M81.- (Osteoporosis without current […]

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5 Things to Know About K57.- for Diverticular Disease of Intestine

Friday, May 10, 2019

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ICD-10-CM provides more than 20 codes for diverticular disease of the intestine, so you know attention to detail is the key to success! Here are five areas to watch to improve your coding accuracy. 1. Eat Your Wheaties Before You Tackle Documentation ICD-10-CM includes a lot of codes for diverticular disease under K57.-, so you’ve […]

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Your Secret Decoder for ICD-10-CM Notes Has Arrived!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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I’ve been working with ICD-10-CM notes recently, like Excludes1 and “code first.” One thing coders have to know about those notes is that they come with qualifiers. Let’s look at some of the not-so-obvious meanings of these ICD-10-CM notes. Excludes1 Means “NOT CODED HERE!” Unless … ICD-10-CM Excludes1 notes originally came with the explanation that […]

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Before You Pick a Pain Code, You Need to Know These Official Guidelines

Monday, April 15, 2019

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ICD-10-CM is picky about pain coding, and it’s no wonder considering all the possible variations. Fortunately you can turn to the 2019 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGs) to keep your coding skills sharp. Today we’ll take a look at some of these pain pointers. Walk a Fine Line for Pain Related to […]

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How Well Do You Know ICD-10-CM Vax Codes? Quiz Time!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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Complete knowledge of ICD-10-CM coding for immunizations means knowing how to code both when an immunization occurs and when it does not. Ready to see if you’ve mastered the ICD-10-CM codes for these encounters? Let’s go! Choose Your Answers to These ICD-10-CM Questions Q1. What does the code-level note with Z23 (Encounter for immunization) in […]

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ICD-10-CM OGs: Get Team In Sync on Coding Based on Provider’s Statement

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines state that your choice of diagnosis code is based on the provider’s diagnostic statement, but that’s not always as clear-cut as it sounds. Let’s dig in to this guideline. Work From the Official Guideline Wording The 2019 ICD-10-CM Official Guideline (OG) we’re discussing here is I.A.19: Code assignment and Clinical Criteria The […]

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ICD-10-CM: Don’t Give Up Too Soon When Coding Flank Pain

Monday, February 18, 2019

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Flank pain is a complaint a lot of general practices and specialties see. Here are some pointers on how to code correctly for this common condition. Find Flank Under Abdominal in the Index The flank is the side area of the torso below the ribs. To code for flank pain, start by looking at the […]

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Obstetrics: Take the Confusion Out of Pre-Existing Hypertension ICD-10-CM Coding

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Hypertension is a common diagnosis, so a lot of specialties have to understand the rules for coding this condition. Obstetrics coders have to go one step further for hypertension and learn the specific rules for coding pre-existing hypertension in pregnancy, which is our focus today. Watch for Documentation of Pre-Existing or Gestational You’ll find the […]

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