It is important to know the difference between anticoagulant drugs and antiplatelet drugs when assigning a Z-code for long term drug use.
The difference in code assignment is based on whether or not the patient has the disease or if the patient is only a carrier of the virus. Some terminology seems to be causing a great deal of confusion in ICD-10, even though it was also listed in ICD-9.
The American Health Information Management Association Standards of Ethical Coding includes new and updated information and guidance as of December 2016.
According to the WHO, more than 200,000 leprosy cases worldwide were reported in 2015. This month’s Code Cracker post shares some background and coding information about leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease).
Monthly bills. Monthly lunch meetings. Monthly delinquent medical record report. So many tasks occur once a month. But monthly external coding audits?
Interested in becoming an AHIMA-published author? Members of the coding community are encouraged to submit articles for possible publication.