Coding Tip of the Month – February 2020

On Dec. 9, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published additional guidance regarding e-cigarette/vaping associated lung injury (EVALI). The new code is U07.0 (Vaping-related disorder). The CDC consulted with the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding this addition and the code became effective Sept. 24, 2019.     Even though the code is available…

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Monthly CDI Scenario Discussion – February 2020

UASI Solutions

Topic: Functional Quadriplegia Scenario: 72 year old male admitted from a skilled nursing facility with complaints of uncontrolled blood pressure by SNF staff. PMH of severe Alzheimer’s dementia, CAD, HTN, CKD3 with baseline creatinine of 1.5 Per H&P: SNF staff reported difficulty controlling blood pressure over the last 24 hours. BP at SNF reported to…

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UASI Analysis of the OIG Work Plan February 2020

Medical Coding

By: Natalie Sartori M.Ed., RHIA, CCS This white paper presents an analysis of new and ongoing initiatives under the OIG Work Plan as of February 2020.[1] The paper focuses on initiatives related to HIM coding and documentation requirements and is not intended to review each and every active work plan item. Overlapping active work plan…

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