Whether caused by a degenerative disease process or trauma, most spinal conditions result in significant pain requiring medical and/or surgical treatment.
Although there are not many changes this year compared with previous years, a few of the changes are very interesting.
After all these years, gallstone pancreatitis still appears to be a favorite topic for RAC audits. While code assignment for this condition is straightforward, determining which of the two codes to assign as the principal diagnosis can be challenging.
Your coding positions have been posted for months. You have been receiving applications, just not very many from experienced coders. Why not?
Tune in to this monthly online coding column, facilitated by AHIMA’s coding experts, to learn about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS.
There is some misconception when it comes to coding denials.