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...

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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...

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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...

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Benefits of an Outpatient CDI Program

Outpatient CDI has become the most recent CDI buzz word, and these programs are proving to be beneficial.  One important aspect of Outpatient CDI is the capture of Hierarchial Condition Codes (HCCs) as the shift to value based care and Medical Advantage Plans risk...

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