Coding Tips

UASI Coding Tip of the Month

Coding Tip of the Month – February 2017

By Staff / February 6, 2017

Hypertension, Diabetes and CKD 1. HTN & CKD Many of us have been perplexed and confused by recent Coding Clinic advice in regard to Hypertension and CKD. While we may not always agree with published advice the official coding guidelines and coding clinic guidance are the rules that we must follow when reporting ICD-10-CM/PCS codes….

UASI Coding Tip of the Month

Coding Tip of the Month – January 2017

By Staff / January 19, 2017

Scenario: A patient is admitted to University Hospital in cardiogenic shock due to an acute LAD blockage. The patient was taken to the cath lab where 2 lesions were found. One, in the proximal LAD, was stented with a single DES and in the distal lesion 2 kissing DES were deployed. Following the PTCA a…