Category Archives: ICD-10 Coding

Spinal Stenosis Pain Management

Pain Management Coders: Are You Ready for 2018?

New and Deleted Codes Cover Spinal Stenosis and Central Pain Syndrome

Pain management coders: There are scores of new and modified codes to be aware of in 2018, warns Amy Turner, a coding pro. So let’s dig in! Turner recently covered coding changes for the field in her conference for AudioEducator, “2018 CPT and ICD-10 Updates More..

Pulmonary Cognitive Assessment

Pulmonary Medicine Coders: Do You Know What’s New for 2018?

Big News Is a New Section: Reporting Cognitive Assessment and Care Plan Services

2018 brings plenty of coding updates for pulmonary medicine, says Jill Young, an expert coder and CEO of Young Medical Consulting. Young covers what is new and modified for the field in her conference for AudioEducator, “2018 Updates for Pulmonary Medicine.” New Codes for Trachea More..

Pediatric Codes Changes

Pediatric Coding Changes for 2018 Touch on Cardiology and Vaccines

Knowing Codes and How to Use Them Can Mean Revenue Differences of Thousands of Dollars

There are tons of new codes for 2018—but just a relative few impact those in pediatrics, said Donelle Holle, a coding expert who recently held a conference for AudioEducator, “2018 Coding Updates: Virtual Bootcamp.” Still, it’s important to brush up on the changes. Knowing the More..

Pediatric Codes

Pediatric Code Changes for 2018 Focus on Leveling of Care

Avoid Coding Errors by Getting Updated Quickly

Documenting services and understanding the appropriate levels of care in the coding guidelines is especially important in pediatrics, where under-coding for routine visits is a common mistake. CPT® is confusing and trying to understand new codes is not easy, said Donelle Holle, an RN with More..

Ophthalmology Coding Updates

Focus on 2018 Ophthalmology Coding Updates Now

It’s Not Too Late to Learn the ICD-10 and CPT® Changes

Hindsight is 20/20, especially as you reflect on your 2017 eye care services coding. As you ponder things you wish you knew at the start of the year that would have made a difference in your claims accuracy, don’t wallow in regrets—see it as a More..

Urology ICD 10 CM Codes

New Urology Codes to Pass Through This Fall

October will bring new and modified urology ICD-10-CM codes

If you deal with medical coding, you know that changes to the diagnostic codes happen regularly. On October 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement the latest ICD-10-CM changes for your urology practice. CMS has released information on the upcoming More..

Cardiology ICD-10-CM Codes

Changes to ICD-10-CM Codes for Cardiology Coming Your Way

CMS Targets Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction and Moderate Sedation

Now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the ICD-10-CM codes that you’ll be using from October 1, 2017 through the fall of 2018, it’s time to start studying how the changes will affect your practice’s cardiology coding. Changes are in More..