Simplifying Clinical Validation There are many definitions for clinical validation (CV), but in healthcare, clinical validation is ensuring clinical evidence exists in the medical record for all documented diagnoses/conditions.
Category: Coding Tip
Assigning codes for HIV / AIDS Assigning HIV/AIDS codes is a sensitive matter and can potentially have great impact on the patient’s life.
ICD-O3 Summary of Changes in 2018 By Jennifer Rohleder BS CTR SME for Oncology Data Management and Education The 2018 ICD‐O‐3 Update Guidelines includes comprehensive tables listing all changes to ICD‐O‐3 effective for cases diagnosed 1/1/2018 forward.
Fusion 101 Cheat Sheet By Wahiyda Harding MSA, RHIA, CCS Education and Training Mentor MedPartners | MPU Division Spinal fusion can be challenging for HIM and CDI alike.
Searching for LCDs/NCDs Lynn Thornton RHIA, CCS What is an LCD? A Local Coverage Determination is a decision by a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) whether to cover a particular service on a MAC-wide, basis.
Coding Tip: Adverse Effect or Poisoning for Facility and Professional Fee Coders By Lynn Thornton RHIA, CCS Introduction: Codes in categories T36-T65 are combination codes that include the substance that was taken and the intent in which they were taken.
Lynn Thornton RHIA, CCS Spinal Instrumentation Spinal instrumentation maintains stability while facilitating fusion process.
Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCS There is confusion among professional fee coders in regard to the coding of Lymphazurin Blue Injection during sentinel node biopsy for breast procedures.
The expansion of risk adjustment across payers is the most groundbreaking initiative involving reimbursement models since their inception.