Coding Q&A with RMC: Valvular Heart Disease

RMC’s AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers meet multiple times per week fielding questions from clients and staff.  Below is an actual question that was submitted, along with our team’s response.* Coding Question:  What is a good ICD 10 code for ‘valvular heart disease’? ...

Coding Q&A with RMC: Coding “Silent MI”

RMC’s AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers meet multiple times per week fielding questions from clients and staff.  Below is an actual question that was submitted, along with our team’s response.* Coding Question:  Can you help with coding “Silent MI”?  Would this be...

Shock Liver

Shock Liver: Shock liver or ischemic hepatitis describes diffuse injury to the liver from an episode of acute hypoperfusion. Shock liver codes to K72.00 (Acute and subacute hepatic failure without coma) which is an MCC. While shock liver can be found in the...

Coding Q&A with RMC: Meconium – Staining vs. Passage

RMC’s AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers meet multiple times per week fielding questions from clients and staff.  Below is an actual question that was submitted, along with our team’s response.* Coding Question:  Can you please tell me the difference between Meconium...

Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS)

Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS): is caused by massive release of potassium, phosphate and nucleic acids into the body. The result is high-levels of crystal formation which can cause extensive end organ damage, especially the kidneys. TLS is defined by lab criteria and is...

Coding Q&A with RMC: CKD/DM/HTN.

RMC’s AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers meet multiple times per week fielding questions from clients and staff.  Below is an actual question that was submitted, along with our team’s response.* Coding Question:  I am in need of some clarification regarding coding of...

CODING Q&A with RMC: Can coders interpret lab values?

RMC’s AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers meet multiple times per week fielding questions from clients and staff.  Below is an actual question that was submitted, along with our team’s response.* CODING QUESTION: Dear Sir, I would like to know If physician has added in...

Outpatient CDI Query Guidance Released

ACDIS has released an official stance on the outpatient CDI query process. Their position paper called, “Queries in outpatient CDI: Developing a compliant, effective process” addresses the significant differences between inpatient CDI and outpatient CDI.   This...

Digital Pill Development Allows Monitoring of Patient Compliance

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill — a medication implanted with a sensor that can indicate when the medication is taken. This is a significant advancement in the field of digital devices to monitor medicine-taking.  Non-compliance with...