Like the Never-ending Story, COVID-19 Coding Continues to Evolve

Coding for pneumonia continues to be problematic for most coders.  There are many types of pneumonia and documentation is often insufficient for coding to the level of specificity available in our current ICD-10 structure.  Some of the specific types of pneumonia...

COVID-19 Coding Update

The CDC has issued an ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines Supplement document to provide instruction on coding encounters related to the Coronavirus Outbreak. There is also a new code for COVID-19, U07.1, that will be effective with 4/1/2020 discharges. Provider...

Coding Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As of 3/6/20 and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS is allowing patients to receive a wider range of telehealth services in a variety of settings, including the patients home. Expanded services include: E/M visits, mental health counseling and certain...