Outpatient/physician coding professionals review and assign ICD-10-CM and CPT®/HCPCS codes to outpatient hospital and physician office records. The assignment of codes is based upon provider and clinician documentation. It is vital the codes assigned by the coding professional are accurate and reflect the condition(s) of the patient and the procedures performed during the encounter. This data is used for many purposes including reimbursement, and quality and population health reporting.
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FY 2021 Code Updates
July 31, 2020
CMS Announces New ICD-10-PCS Codes for COVID-19 Treatments, Effective Aug. 1
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implemented 12 new ICD-10-PCS codes to describe the introduction or infusion of therapeutics for the treatment of COVID-19, including remdesivir and convalescent plasma,…
Are You Prepared for the 2021 Evaluation and Management Coding Changes?
The American Medical Association is releasing a new set of Evaluation and Management coding guidelines which will be effective January 1, 2021. Download the fact sheet from Change Healthcare, which…
July 1, 2020
Integrating COVID-19 into CDI and Coding Practice
Because US providers’ experiences with COVID-19 have differed widely across the country, now is a good opportunity to regroup and assess what we think we know about the virus and how it could impact CDI and coding professionals in the future.
June 1, 2020
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Transformed an Already Remote Coding Team
When COVID-19 came to the United States, the coders were already working from home and practicing social and physical distancing for the most part.