Coding Tip of the Month – December 2019

Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator The PCS updates for October 1st, 2019 included a new device character “F Subcutaneous Defibrillator Lead” in several tables in the Subcutaneous Tissue and Fascia body system. The use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) is an established therapy for the prevention of death from ventricular arrhythmia. Existing conventional ICDs rely on…

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Monthly CDI Scenario Discussion – December 2019

UASI celebrates its 35th anniversary

Topic:  GI bleeding Scenario:  80 y/o female presents with coffee ground hematemesis with a PMH of GERD, CAD, and Iron deficiency Anemia. She has home medications of Protonix PO daily, SlowFe PO daily, and ASA 81mg PO daily. H&P notes:  “acute upper GI bleed” with non-compliance with the Protonix and SlowFe because she says “they…

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