Lungs are a sophisticated mechanism that expands and contracts hundreds of times daily to take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. Scarring or inflammation of the tissue restricts the lungs from adequately expanding. That makes it difficult for the lungs to absorb O2 and release CO2. Lung disease can be caused by abnormalities in any portion of the respiratory system. Over the … [Read more...] about ICD-10 Codes for Three Common Lung Diseases
Guidelines For Chronic Liver Disease
Liver is internal organ in human body which is located on the right side of your belly, under your ribs. The liver plays a vital role in the body as nutrients and trash pass through your digestive system; the liver separates them. It also produces bile, a chemical that eliminates toxins from the body and assists digestion. In the clinical context, chronic liver disease is a … [Read more...] about Guidelines For Chronic Liver Disease
Basics & Guidelines of ICD-10-PCS
The United States HCFA, now known as CMS, supported a preliminary design effort to replace volume 3 of the ICD-9-CM in 1992. In 1995 HCFA granted 3M Health Information Systems (HIS) 3-year contract to design a process code replacement system. ICD-10-PCS was continuously amended and updated in the years between development and implementation, often behind the scenes. However, as … [Read more...] about Basics & Guidelines of ICD-10-PCS
Some Transplant Status For HCC Codes
Proper HCC coding is critical for predicting future healthcare financial resources and claiming adequate reimbursement. The HCC model is a value-based payment model established in 2004 to give a Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) to each Medicare patient to predict the patient's overall cost. It enables healthcare practitioners to properly communicate with patients about the … [Read more...] about Some Transplant Status For HCC Codes
What Do You Need To Know About Wound Care Coding?
Many family doctors give wound care to nursing home patients. Proper coding and billing for such wound care are critical to ensuring adequate payment and avoiding potential claims of fraud or abuse. Determining when to describe chemical cauterization of granulation tissue vs debridement is one of the issues in this area, particularly for Medicare patients. The wound care … [Read more...] about What Do You Need To Know About Wound Care Coding?