When it came time to decide if Brookwood Baptist Health’s team of coding professionals would use CPT or PCS/CPT, the organization’s coding roundtable decided to move forward to train on and use PCS after the October 1, 2015 go-live date.
The 2014 AHIMA Annual Convention and Exhibit session, “ICD-10 and DSM-5: Understanding the Health and Human Service Industry’s Need for Two Codes Sets after Implementation” on Monday, September 29 at 1 p.m. will focus on behavioral health and substance abuse coding. Presenter Lisette Wright, MA, of Behavioral Health Solutions, PA, in Minneapolis, MN, will give convention attendees guidelines on how to prepare for the many upcoming changes. Wright took some time to discuss the presentation with Journal staff.
Tune in to this monthly online coding column from Melanie Endicott to learn about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS.
With the controversy swirling around outpatient surgical coding and whether or not to use ICD-10-PCS for outpatient surgical procedures, Kootenai Health and Medical Center took an innovative approach to the issue.
Anita Majerowicz, MS, RHIA, is director of clinical coding and reimbursement at AHIMA. She offers this look at the 2009 CPT updates in the upcoming February print issue of the Journal. [Note: see the 2010 update here.] * * * Changes to CPT codes for 2009 include 293 additions, 133 revisions, and 92 deletions. This article highlights some of the more notable changes; a comprehensive list can be found in appendix B of the 2009 CPT code...