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According to the ICD-10-CM Guidelines, “Codes titled 'unspecified' are for use when the information in the medical record is insufficient
An infusion service is defined as the “administration of intravenous fluids and/or drugs over a period of time for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.”
Each year when I receive my new coding books the first thing I do is transfer all my notes from one book to the other.
Scary movies, candy, and playing spooky games make up our October days.
One of the most difficult jobs as an auditor isn’t keeping up with the constant changes in healthcare or trying to remember all the rules for the different Medicare carriers. It’s sitting down with a provider to discuss their audit results.
Understanding incident-to can be stressful. According to an MLN Matters article, number SE0441, “To qualify as “incident to,” services must be part of your patient’s normal course of treatment
For fun, let’s take a short quiz. Would you say that the following scenarios would be coded as a new or established patient?
Auditing for critical care is confusing and takes some serious detective skills. Sherlock anyone?