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.
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.