If the primary diagnosis is cerebral vascular accident (CVA), can we have a secondary diagnosis of hemiplegia to add a CC? Or is this considered in the same Major Diagnostic Category (MDC), diseases and disorders of the nervous system?Read More »
The ACDIS CDI Regulatory Committee submitted comments to CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the recent proposed sepsis coding changes, supporting the proposal to update the sepsis codes to align with the sepsis-3 definition. Specifically, they suggested that...Read More »
We had a patient with Type 2 diabetes who was admitted for hypoglycemia with metabolic encephalopathy. The patient also had stage 2 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and a diagnosis of hypertension (HTN). Which ICD-10-CM codes should we assign for this patient’s encounter?Read More »
Earlier this month, the CMS held a call to discuss the MS-DRG CC/MCC comprehensive analysis discussed in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed and final rules. The deadline for submitting comments on this is tomorrow, Friday, November 1. ACDIS’ regulatory...Read More »
A retrospective study based on ICD-10-CM data from nearly 17,000 emergency department (ED) visits found that individuals who received emergency medical care due to cannabis poisoning were significantly more likely than other patients to be diagnosed with mental health disorders.
Due to nearly 1,300 cases and 26 deaths of e-cigarette or vaping product use associated with lung injury (EVALI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for capturing EVALI. These guidelines come close on the tail of the CDC’s...Read More »
The ACDIS Regulatory Committee exists to review regulatory policy, coding, and clinical updates, comment to agencies on the behalf of ACDIS, and provide summary, interpretation, and analysis to the ACDIS membership.
As mentioned last week, the Committee is hard at work drafting a comment...Read More »