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ICD-10 Coding

ICD-10 Coding

ICD-10 Z codes

Clearly Describe Patients’ Conditions With NEW ICD-10 Z Codes

If your practice is like most, you’ve been busily working to add the 2023 ICD-10-CM codes to your electronic health records and superbills to prepare for the Oct. 1, 2022 implementation date. But one area that many practices may not have spent much time absorbing involves the ICD-10 Z codes that are new this year. […]
ICD-10-CM guidelines

Aced the New ICD-10 Codes? Now Master Guideline Changes

You’ve got less than a month before you must start using the 2023 ICD-10-CM codes, but just as importantly, Oct. 1 is also the deadline for you to start following the 2023 ICD-10-CM Guidelines, and you’ll find major updates to those rules hitting next month. Here’s what they are: The ICD-10-CM Guidelines provide instructions for […]
ICD-10-CM coding guideline

Correctly Apply 2022 ICD-10-CM Changes Before Oct. 1st Deadline

You only have a few weeks to fully implement the 2022 ICD-10-CM coding guideline changes by the October 1st deadline. ICD-10-CM coding guideline. It is essential that you apply the 2022 outpatient diagnosis code updates correctly the first time. Failure to do so can lead to denied claims and a halt to your reimbursement. Not to mention the […]
2021 ICD-10 Code Updates

2021 ICD-10 Code Updates: Speed Pay for Headache, Abuse, Eye Claims

It’s that time of year again — while summer temps rise, CMS looks towards fall with the release of the 2021 ICD-10-CM code changes. You’re up to your neck dealing with all things COVID, so you may have missed the release — but don’t let that catch you off guard come October 1st. Collecting every […]
ICD-10-CM Code U07.1 COVID

COVID-19 Diagnosis Coding Surprises Boost Accuracy

You can use a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis even when a positive test is not documented. This is one of the many recent surprises in ICD-10-CM COVID-19 related coding guidelines. With more patients coming into your office for screening, exposure and signs of COVID-19 and tests being in limited supply, you’ve got to nail down your […]

Differentiate Opioid Use, Abuse, Dependence to Pin Down Accurate ICD-10-CM F11 Code

QUESTION: We are seeing more and more patients who have at least one substance abuse related diagnosis. We want to ensure that each claim accurately reflects the patient’s diagnosis and the services provided. Can you explain the difference between the opioid-related terms of opioid use, abuse and dependence and their associated ICD-10-CM F11.xx  opioid codes? […]
OIG Medicare Payment

OIG Report Raises Concerns about Medicare Advantage Payments

You should expect to see Medicare providing more oversight and audits on chart reviews, specifically ones that result in additional patient diagnoses and payment. A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) December 2019 report has raised concerns over billions of dollars in Medicare Advantage payments generated from chart reviews. […]
ICD-10-CM Vaping Coding

CDC Notice: 4 Rules for ICD-10-CM Vaping Coding

Due to the epidemic of vaping related injuries and deaths, the CDC has released ICD-10-CM Vaping Coding Guidance. Based on what is now known about vaping or e-cigarette-related health conditions, the update contains official diagnosis coding guidance for encounters related to e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury (EVALI). The CDC is investigating the […]
burnout ICD-10-CM code Z73.0

Perk Up Your Office With Tips to Bust Burnout: ICD-10-CM Code Z73.0

If you’re feeling especially snippy to your staff or can barely summon the energy to get through your work day, you could be struggling from burn out. This syndrome is increasing so quickly in our modern times that it now has its own diagnosis for burnout: ICD-10-CM code Z73.0. ICD-11 includes a section for burnout […]