Acute Uncomplicated vs Complicated Illness or Injury

August 27, 2021 | By Jamee Black, CPC, COC, CPMA One of the most difficult determinations of Number and Complexity of Problems Addressed is complicated vs uncomplicated. When selecting Number and Complexity of Problems Addressed, the complication of treatment required should not be considered. The Risk of Complications of Patient Management is where the treatment…

Be Specific

  April 17, 2020 | By Priscilla J. Alfaro, MD, FAAP, CPC, CPMA, COC, CFE ICD-10 was finally officially implemented on October 1, 2015. One of the intents of moving to ICD-10 was to enable and encourage reporting diagnoses with a higher level of specificity. Many payers expect claims to contain specific codes to support the…

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding for COVID-19

  April 10, 2020 | By Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its ICD-10 documentation guidelines for COVID-19, using the newly adopted code U07.1. You can find the CDC’s guidance document here https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/COVID-19-guidelines-final.pdf. The information shows an effective date range from April 1, 2020 through September 30,…