Webinar “Discharge Disposition: Where Did They Go?” begins Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Noon Eastern

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When patients exit a hospital setting, there are several factors that can influence the amount of payment the hospital receives for the care provided. In addition to assignment of diagnosis and procedure codes, condition and value codes as well as patient date of birth and of course, payer contracts, the discharge disposition or discharge status […]

Reporting Telehealth Services - What's Temporary, What's (Currently) Permanent

CWTC [Episode 93] Inpatient COVID-19 Testing, IRF IGC and UB-04 Primary Diagnosis

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

CWTC [Episode 92] Colonoscopy, COVID-19 in IRF, Acute on Chronic Respiratory Condition

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

Sepsis After Careful Study – HC745-A, HC745-M, HC745-D, LB100-A, LB100-M, LB100-D

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According to the CDC, “Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is a life-threatening medical emergency. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have —in your skin, lungs, urinary tract, or somewhere else—triggers a chain reaction throughout your body. Without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.” […]

COVID-19 FAQs from CMS

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Recommendations for re-opening facilities for non-emergent non-COVID-19 healthcare CMS Press Releases on COVID-19 April 30, 2020 Update April 27, 2020 Update April 14, 2020 Update Open Payments Program FAQ (Apr 3, 2020) March 30, 2020 Update On March 6, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) […]

Modifier CR and DR during COVID-19

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Clarification on the DR (disaster related) and CR (catastrophe/disaster related) modifiers was issued by CMS on June 1, 2020 in this document.  The clarifications are the only changes made to this guidance.

CWTC [Episode 91] Etiologic Sequencing for IGC 05, Aftercare vs Acute Kidney Injury in Rehab

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. You are invited to listen in for ten to twenty minutes every other Monday and to submit your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with […]

Webinar “ICD-10 coding for Viruses, Influenza and Other Germs – Did you Catch That?” begins Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Noon Eastern

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When something “goes viral” it spreads rapidly through a population by being shared really often – it could be a video or meme or something else. Viruses do just that; they are conditions that spread relatively rapidly and easily from person to person but the difference is the person (host) usually does not intentionally share […]

Webinar “Mastering the Art of Modifier Use” begins Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Noon Eastern

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Mastering the use of modifiers is an important skill all coders should have in their toolkit. Modifiers are a critical component of coding. Using modifiers correctly can reduce the risk of lost revenue and improve audit compliance. Using modifiers incorrectly can result in lost revenue and increased claims scrutiny. In general, all coders likely already […]