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FY 2021 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting Posted

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The FY 2021 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting have been posted a bit earlier than usual this year.  The 126-page document provides the guidelines for diagnosis coding.  These guidelines are to be used from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. Note: This (document) replaces the FY 2020 release. These files listed below represent the FY 2021 ICD-10-CM. …

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ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes: FY 2021 Available

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FY 2021 ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes are available on the 2021 ICD-10-CM webpage. The 2021 ICD-10-CM files below contain information on the ICD-10-CM updates for FY 2021. These 2021 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. 2021 Code …

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2021 Release of ICD-10-CM Codes

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Below is a repost of a Briggs post written by Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP, Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare. The 2021 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. Note: This replaces the FY 2020 release. These files listed below represent the FY 2021 ICD-10-CM. The FY 2021 ICD-10-CM is available in both PDF (Adobe) and XML file …

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Selecting (and defending) the primary diagnosis

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Getting the right primary diagnosis can be a real challenge, and generate some lively debate among clinicians, QA managers and coders. Ultimately, we must meet the requirements for payment under the Medicare coverage and payment regulations. The primary diagnosis must be supported by documentation in three places The Face-to-Face encounter note from the physician or non-physician provider The problem(s) identified …

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Interim Final Rule on Homebound

In ICD-10, News by Lisa Selman-Holman1 Comment

Interim Final Rule on Homebound CMS-1744-IFC Per sections 1814(a) and 1835(a) of the Act, an individual shall be considered to be “confined to his home” if the individual has a condition, due to an illness or injury, that restricts the ability of the individual to leave his or her home except with the assistance of another individual or the aid …

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New Code for COVID-19 Effective April 1

In COVID-19, ICD-10, News by Lisa Selman-Holman7 Comments

The new code for COVID-19, U07.1, is one of two new codes to be added to the code set effective April 1, 2020. New codes are usually effective on October 1, except in the case of emergency, so we will have two codes in the new U chapter, one for COVID-19 and one related to vaping. There is currently no …

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BREAKING NEWS: Z45.2

In ICD-10, News by Sarah Bacon9 Comments

Remember when the Coding Clinic said we couldn’t place Z45.2 as a secondary and our world as we knew it fell apart? Well, we can put those pieces back together. Follow along with Lisa in this quick 10-minute video as she breaks down the problem and provides the resolution!