Cracking the Code
All Cracking the Code Questions
Coding COVID-19 Patient Lung Transplant Status
When a patient is admitted for management of respiratory manifestations of COVID-19 and is also status-post lung transplant
What NOT to Code for a Spinal Fusion
When coding spinal fusion procedures, it is important to determine which procedures are integral and which are not integral.
Coding Consciousness: What’s your GCS?
It is comprised of three components that are considered separately and summed: eye opening (E), verbal response (V), and motor responses (M)
Spinal Fusion Code Cautions
Coding opportunities sometimes are buried within the body of operative reports which makes it even more challenging.
New Telehealth Therapy Reimbursements
Telehealth services allow a physician or other approved licensed care provider with the ability to provide services and effectively communication
Coding CHF with Pleural Effusion
If the physician completes therapeutic intervention or diagnostic testing for pleural effusion, then it is acceptable to report it as a secondary diagnosis
Coding Tips: Sequencing Multiple Injuries
All of the injuries should be reported separately unless there is a combination diagnosis code provided for those conditions.
What’s the latest code for Vaping-related disorders?
Starting April 1, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) implemented a brand new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code: U07.0, vaping-related disorder.
Coding Changing Severity of Pressure Ulcers
If a patient is admitted to a hospital with a pressure ulcer that progresses during the patient’s stay to another severity, then it’s appropriate to report
What modifiers eliminate COVID-19 deductibles?
On April 7, 2020, CMS proposed a new Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This act waives co-insurance and deductibles for additional COVID-19.