When coding glaucoma, terms such as primary, open angle, closed angle, primary angle closure, and narrow angle can leave a coding professional confused and frustrated.
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The key to properly coding hernia procedures is knowing what questions to ask yourself as you read through the patient’s health record.
Hierarchical Condition Categories and Risk Adjustment by David Reece, BSN, RN, CCDS, Consulting Director, Outpatient CDI Solutions, MedPartners University If you’ve been following the trends of healthcare, it seems that hierarchical condition categories (HCCs) are the buzzword in outpatient.
Standardizing Audit Feedback to Enhance the Outpatient Educational Process Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCS MedPartners Education and Compliance Manager There is no doubt the auditing process is a valuable endeavor that helps drive correct coding, optimize reimbursement and satisfy coding compliance efforts.
Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction (UDMI) CDI & Coding Considerations for Myocardial Injury Studies have shown that myocardial injury, defined by an elevated cardiac troponin (cTn) value, is frequently encountered clinically and is associated with an adverse prognosis.
Developing Outpatient Coding Education Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCS HIM Education and Compliance Manager When developing education for HIM coders it is essential to look at the opportunity to including clinical, technical and regulatory guidance.
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.