Tag: Z Codes


Underutilization of Z-Codes: Impact on Documenting Social Determinants of Health

The utilization of Z-codes for recording social determinants of health is notably low, as indicated by two distinct studies. Although these codes were integrated into ICD-10 to aid healthcare establishments in documenting and monitoring social determinants of health, recent findings published in Health Affairs Scholar highlight their underutilization. The initial study, conducted by University researchers, […]
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Focus on Coding 3 Common Pediatric Eye Conditions

ICD-10-CM coding is clear when you know what to look for. Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month is a good time to brush up on your coding for eye-related diagnoses pediatric providers see in their patients. We’ll get you started by reviewing three diagnoses your providers probably see most often during an eye and vision […]
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Codes For Social Determinants Rarely Used, Analysis Finds

Dive Brief: In the first two years diagnostic codes specific to social determinants of health were available in Medicare fee-for-service claims, they were used for only 1.4% of the total beneficiary population, according to a new report from CMS. Use of the Z codes, first implemented for Medicare FFS in 2016, increased slightly from that […]
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ICD Coding and Climate-Related Psychiatry

Anyone who has viewed the wildfires in Australia knows why it has been called the “canary in the coal mine” of climate change. No wonder that Solastalgia was discovered there. As the ever-increasing carbon is being emitted from the world’s coal mines and other fossil fuel sources, life as we know it is at increased […]
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New Changes in ICD 10 Codes in 2020

As per new update in medical coding, their will again some new ICD 10 codes in FY 2020. Also, their will some deletion and revision of ICD 10 codes. Their are around 273 new codes, 21 deleted codes, and 30 code title revisions for Year 2020. The new changes are as per the Proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) […]
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Hundreds of New ICD-10-CM Codes Effective Oct. 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released on June 20 the new ICD-10-CM codes descriptions, tables and index, and addendum for fiscal year 2020. There are 273 additions, 21 deletions, and 30 revisions, effective Oct. 1, 2019, which will increase the code set from 71,932 to 72,184 diagnoses. Chapter Review The majority of changes to new […]
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