The fight over medical necessity continued last week as the American Hospital Association and its four co-plaintiffs asks courts to “expedite” a lawsuit against U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for unfair Medicare practices pertaining to the Recovery Auditor program.
ICD-10-CM/PCS incorporates laterality, acuity, anatomical specificity, and a slew of additional combination and complication codes. Who will submit queries when this information is missing in a medical record? Will coders or CDI specialists take on this role? Perhaps it might be a combination of...Read More »
Q: Can you clarify the requirements surrounding the use of E codes? We have been working on documentation concerns related to patient safety indicator (PSI) 15 and wonder if E codes are really required to be reported or not. Can a facility simply decide to use on not to use them...Read More »