Coding Tips

An Inside Look at the Implementation of AI in Healthcare Mid-Revenue Cycle

By Staff / January 24, 2022
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The use of Artificial intelligence (AI) is expanding and inevitable in health systems. Read excerpts from our panel discussion on January 11.

Extraction of Bone Marrow – January 2022 Coding Tip

By Staff / January 20, 2022

January 2022’s Coding Tip covers the extraction of bone marrow from other sites such as a femur according to ICD-10-CM/PCS coding guidelines.

2022 CPT Code Changes

By Staff / January 1, 2022

As of 1/1/2022, a new CPT code set will go into effect. Current Procedural Terminology features 249 new, 93 revised, and 63 deleted codes.

vNotes Hysterectomy – December 2021 Coding Tip

By Staff / December 23, 2021

December 2021’s coding tip covers how to code a vNotes hysterectomy, a procedure done under endoscopic vision.

COVID-19 Booster and Third Shot Vaccinations – November 2021 Coding Tip

By Marcy Blitch / November 18, 2021

Currently there is no specific device value for the COVID-19 booster and or third COVID-19 vaccination. Assign the sixth character device value “U,” COVID-19 vaccine, when the additional dose is provided to the patient. A proposal for a new ICD-10-PCS code was presented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid at the September 2021 ICD-10…

Two Important ICD-10 Guideline Changes for FY 2022 – October 2021 Coding Tip

By Marcy Blitch / October 21, 2021

Learn more about B3.7 (Control vs. More Specific Root Operations) and B4.1C as two important ICD-10 guideline changes for fiscal year 2022.

CMS to Reinstate Inpatient-Only List – September 2021 Coding Tip

By Marcy Blitch / September 22, 2021

In an unprecedented move, CMS has proposed in the 2022 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Rule to put back on the inpatient only list all 298 services that they had previously removed from the IPO list in CY 2021.

Medical Coding

ICD-11 Implementation Date

By Mary Stanfill / September 22, 2021
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When will we implement ICD-11 for use on healthcare claims in the US? That’s a question everyone wants the answer to, but the true answer is – no one knows. However, when we know the answer on the following three key questions, we’ll be able to predict the implementation date in the US. Will the…

Reporting Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device Insertion – August 2021 Coding Tip

By Marcy Blitch / August 18, 2021

Learn more about codes 33995 and 33997, which are new to the 2021 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).

FY 2022 IPPS MS-DRG Final Rule Updates

By Mary Stanfill / August 9, 2021

The annual final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) MS-DRGs was issued on August 2, 2021. [1] This final rule is effective October 1, 2021. [2] It was proposed in April that 3,490 unspecified diagnosis codes currently designated as either CC or MCC would…