Insights + Education

Use of Additional Code – January 2023 Coding Tip

By Sarah Kriegshauser / January 31, 2023

When using an additional code for an unspecified condition type, it is imperative to decide if it adds additional information or not.

High Risk Diagnosis Codes and Risk Adjustment

By Staff / January 27, 2023

High risk diagnosis codes are like any other ICD-10 code, and the more severe or complex a diagnosis, the higher the risk associated.

Comparing Codes Across ICD Versions: Hypertension

By Mary Stanfill / January 26, 2023

This month Mary Stanfill compares and contrasts hypertension codes across ICD versions (WHO ICD11 and ICD-10-CM.

Other Persistent Atrial Fibrillation CDI Scenario – January 2023

By Staff / January 24, 2023

January’s CDI Scenario covers other persistent atrial fibrillation presenting in a 58-year-old male in the emergency room.

Monkeypox – December 2022 Coding Tip

By Staff / December 27, 2022

In December’s Coding Tip, learn the newly established laboratory test code, 87593, for the monkeypox virus.

COVID-19 Exposure – November 2022 Coding Tip

By Sarah Kriegshauser / November 30, 2022

An expecting mother is diagnosed with COVID-19, and the newborn receives COVID-19 exposure, but the newborn is not affected by COVID-19.

Screening Colonoscopy – October 2022 Coding Tip

By Sarah Kriegshauser / October 24, 2022

In October 2022’s Coding Tip, codes associated with a screening colonoscopy are described, specifically when a diagnostic service occurs.

Cytomegalovirus in Transplant Patients CDI Scenario – October 2022

By Sarah Kriegshauser / October 20, 2022

In the October 2022 CDI Scenario, a 60-year-old male patient suffers from Cytomegalovirus after receiving a lung transplant.

Codes Exempt from POA Reporting – September 2022 Coding Tip

By Sarah Kriegshauser / September 26, 2022

There is a list of codes that are exempt form the POA reporting list. It is updated each year, most recently effective April 2022. Read more.

Preparing for the 2023 Evaluation & Management (E/M) Changes: Part 1

By Staff / September 16, 2022

The 2023 Evaluation and Management (E/M) Changes become effective on January 1, 2023. Learn more about the changes here.