ICD-10 Coding

icd 10 codes for spinal fusion

The Challenging ICD 10 PCS Codes for Spinal Fusion Procedures Explained

By YES HIM Consulting / July 9, 2020 /

The Refresh With YES: PCS Spinal Fusion Procedures Learning Path shows learners how to correctly document the ICD 10 codes for spinal fusion procedures divided into 20-23-minute modules. The courses within this learning path review one of the most challenging ICD-10-PCS coding topics of spinal fusion, including cervical and lumbar fusion ICD 10. Official coding guidelines, case examples, and Coding Clinic topics related to spinal fusion procedures will be reviewed.

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Personalized Medical Coding Education Tailored to Coders’ Learning Styles

By YES HIM Consulting / July 7, 2020 /

YES HIM Consulting designs learning paths and coding tracks for busy professionals who need to take courses on their own time. Our catalog offers customizable formats to fit physicians’, coders’, and auditors’ schedules and learning styles – including on-site, online, and hybrid or blended models. Ongoing coding education is one of the ways to keep your team and organization compliant. Click here to review the other benefits of keeping your team up-to-date with coding and guideline changes with customizable coding education formats.

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professional fee coding

Eliminate These Professional Fee Coding Risks to Save Your Bottom Line

By Vanessa Youmans / June 16, 2020 /

Many facilities, when completing a merger or acquisition, bring together professional fee coding and facility coding departments in order to increase productivity and claims reimbursement, but that’s easier said than done. These healthcare facilities must first consider if they have the knowledge base to accurately document and code professional fee services. The risks of inaccurate professional fee coding could be detrimental to your organization’s revenue and overall success.

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hcc risk adjustment

Everything You Need to Know About the HCC Risk Adjustment Models

By Karen Youmans / June 15, 2020 /

There are two different models for Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) risk adjustments. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) oversees the HHS-HCC model, which covers commercial payers of all ages and determines risk payments for the current year. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uses the CMS-HCC model for the Medicare Advantage program and those who qualify for Medicare or patients 65 and older, calculating risk payments for the next year. Both HCC models use a risk adjustment factor (RAF) score to calculate expected future health costs for each patient.

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ICD 10 PCS 2020

ICD 10 PCS 2020 Updates for FY 2021

By Ann Zeisset / June 9, 2020 /

This article will highlight the ICD 10 PCS Updates 2020 and Guideline changes, and briefly present some of the code additions for the Medical and Surgical Section. For a description of all of the code changes, including updates to the Medical and Surgical Related Section, Ancillary and New Technology, as well as the rationale and clinical information as detailed in the Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting materials, please sign up for the ICD 10 PCS Updates 2020 for FY 2021 medical coding webinar available soon at YES HIM Consulting. The PCS coding updates course will be available on the YES Education site.

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Medical Coding Training on Updates Ensures Accuracy & Compliance Standards

By YES HIM Consulting / June 3, 2020 /

Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the American Medical Association (AMA) release updated coding and reporting guidelines that make additions, deletions, and revisions to the ICD-10 and HCPCS code sets, and CPT codes, respectively. During Public Health Emergencies (PHE), such as the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS and AMA will release updates more frequently. By offering ongoing medical coding training to cover these quarterly and annual updates, your coding team upholds an accuracy standard and stays compliant with these revised guidelines. YES Education offers a robust catalog of medical coding updates that refreshes as the code set revisions are released, including quarterly and annual updates for ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT.

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screening for COVID-19

COVID-19 Explained: Screening for Suspected COVID-19 Infection

By YES HIM Consulting / May 26, 2020 /

This article offers guidelines on how to code screening tests for suspected COVID-19 infection. There are two different kinds of tests for COVID-19: a viral test to detect a current Coronavirus infection, and an antibody test to confirm is the patient previously had COVID-19 (CDC, 2020). The CDC has issued guidance on conducting screening tests for COVID-19 and other recommendations for viral testing (2020).

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ICD-10-CM codes for complications and drug diagnoses

Review the ICD-10-CM Codes for Complications & Drug Diagnoses in 1-Hour Webinar

By YES HIM Consulting / May 22, 2020 /

The Refresh With YES: Complications & Drug Diagnoses Webinar examines the ICD-10-CM guidelines and applicable Coding Clinic discussions with practical coding examples regarding Complications and Drug diagnoses divided into 15-18 minute modules. Learners will find out how to select the right ICD-10-CM codes for Complications & Drug Diagnoses topics, such as poisoning, adverse effects and underdosing of drugs. The four modules offered within this course include: Complications, Adverse Effects of Drugs, Poisoning, and Underdosing.

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Review the 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule’s MS-DRG & Other ICD-10 Coding Updates

By Teri Jorwic / May 18, 2020 /

The 2021 Proposed Rule for Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) was released on May 11, and will be published in the May 29, 2020, Federal Register (2020). Provisions in the rule increase the Medicare IPPS rate for hospitals that report quality data and are meaningful users of EHRs by approximately 3.1%, resulting in an increase of $2.07 billion in spending. With other adjustments, the overall payment increase for inpatient hospitals will be around 1.6%. The Proposed Rule adjusts the payment rates, MS-DRG codes, and other provisions, including new ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes.

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how to code PCS head and neck procedures

Master How to Code PCS Head & Neck Procedures & Earn 1 CEU

By YES HIM Consulting / May 15, 2020 /

The Refresh With YES: PCS Head and Neck Procedures Webinar dives into the definitions, procedures, and approaches for various head and neck operations divided into 16-18-minute modules. Learners will find out how to assign the right PCS code for head and neck procedures during the following four modules within this course: Craniotomy/Craniectomy Overview and Approach, Craniotomy/Craniectomy Procedures, Sinus Procedures, and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Procedures.

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