Tag: ICD-10-CM Code


COVID-19 Codes Brought Multitude of Post-Acute Conditions

The spotlight is on your revenue cycle’s coding team as COVID-19 reporting sheds light on a multitude of post-acute conditions brought on by the virus. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open found that between October 1, 2021, and January 31, 2022, providers used ICD-10-CM code U09.9 (post-COVID-19 […]
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Get to the Heart of Coding TAVR

Solidify your understanding of aortic valve disease and how to report this life-changing treatment. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive cardiac procedure to replace a diseased aortic valve in a person’s heart. The most common reason to undergo TAVR is aortic stenosis, which is an abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve opening […]
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AHA Coding Clinic Now Available

Spring brings Coding Clinic Guidance. Spring has sprung, and that brings the first American Hospital Association (AHA) Coding Clinic on ICD-10-CM/PCS issue of 2022. There are a wide range of topics and guidance. Now that we are receiving biannual coding updates, we begin April this year with some new codes, and some changes that are […]
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COVID 19 Has New Code in April

Coordination and Maintenance committee meeting announces COVID 19 code effective April 1, 2020. The Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting announced that the COVID-19 code that was originally scheduled to become effective October 1, 2020 will now be effective April 1, 2020. The code that will be effective is U07.1.  The effective date was changed due […]
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New Code for E-Cigarette/Vaping Associated Lung Injury (EVALI Code)

Emergency release of the new EVALI code by CDC. On Dec. 9, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published additional guidance regarding e-cigarette/vaping associated lung injury (EVALI Code). The new code is U07.0 (Vaping-related disorder). The CDC consulted with the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding an addition to the classification that would […]
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4 Tips for Accurate Pulmonary Hypertension Coding

PH WHO groups key to understanding I27 codes. Despite the fact that pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a “frequently identified … highly morbid condition … associated with increased mortality, hospitalizations and financial burden,” it is “rarely coded in the EHR [Electronic Health Record]” according to a recent article published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure. What, then, can you […]
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Check NCDs for ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Updates

Changes to ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code mean NCD coding changes. ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code changes went into effect Oct. 1, as usual, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) to reflect those changes. NCDs Affected by Updates to ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code CMS notes the following NCD coding changes in […]
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New ICD-10-CM Code Rationales

Rationales for ICD-10-CM updates are key to improved medical coding, data reporting, and physician reimbursement. Many of the ICD-10-CM updates for 2020, presented at the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting on Sept. 11-12, 2018, provide insight into the purpose of subsequent code changes, which can help you to use the updated code set more […]
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The Facts Surrounding The Coding Chronic Kidney Disease - Allzone

The Facts Surrounding The Coding Chronic Kidney Disease

Complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) include early death and heart disease. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 15 percent of United States adults, or 37 million people, according to a recent statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The following are some basic facts about CKD; specifically, it is:   More common […]
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