This is your year to be the best coder that you can be.
Back in the days of ICD-9 coding, the encoder was pretty straightforward when it came to procedure coding. Nowadays, the encoder will help craft a PCS code that looks right but isn’t quite right.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Risk Adjustment model is not new. However, Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) seem to be this year’s buzz word.
Now that coding professionals are all on the same page regarding code assignment, problem solved… right? If only it were that simple.
When I first emerged from school into my life as a new graduate, I had no idea that there was still so much I had to learn.
Where do new ICD-10 codes come from? How can you submit a proposal for a new code? This month’s Code Cracker discusses the process.