Your diagnosis coding for internal medicine will soon change in a few key areas, thanks to the recent release of the 2019 ICD-10-CM codes. Make sure you’re paying special attention to the new, revised, and deleted codes that will have a big impact on your More..
Between the recent release of new ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes and the upcoming 2019 CPT and Medicare changes, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed. Get ready for more big changes, however, because the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now looking to revamp the Medicare More..
From square footage and airlocks to the quantity of HEPA filters and low air returns, there are numerous elements to consider when constructing a cleanroom that complies with ISO 14644-1 standards and ISO 14644-2 standards. But noncompliance isn’t exactly an option, especially when the risk More..
Order up: You asked, and we’re delivering even more ICD-10-CM 2019 coverage, this time for neurology. What’s new, starting Oct. 1, 2018, are 30 additions and revisions for clonic hemofacial spasm, developmental disorder screenings, and cerebral infarction codes, among others, says medical coding consultant Kim More..
Your hospital’s Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program is under more scrutiny than ever before. And with 86 percent of adverse events not reported to hospitals’ QAPI program, it’s no wonder that this is a major focus for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid More..
Our coverage of ICD-10-CM 2019 continues here with a few more updates on what’s new for cardiology. The updated codes take effect in just two short months—on October 1, 2018—so it’s time to put your preparation efforts in high gear. Knowing your cardiology diagnosis codes More..
The take-effect date for the 2019 ICD-10-CM – and the impact these medical coding changes will have on your healthcare specialty – is now less than two months away. October 1, 2018 will be here before you know it, and to help you prepare we More..
Ready for more ICD-10-CM updates? Over 500 diagnostic coding changes will take effect on October 1, 2018—with more than 30 specifically focused on obstetrics and gynecology. Significant ob-gyn ICD-10 codes changes cover everything from maternal depression to uterine disorders, notes coding and compliance instructor Lori More..
If you’re like most coders, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the coding changes on the horizon—such as the 2019 ICD-10-CM that takes effect October 1, 2018 and the upcoming CPT coding updates. Coders of all specialties are in the same proverbial More..
Get ready for some critical colonoscopies coding changes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), which contains a few significant surprises. Find out if the changes will benefit or harm your reimbursement for gastroenterology More..