FY2022 ICD-10-CM Codes Released . . . Time for Education!

Don’t you love summertime? School is out, we are taking vacations and trips, barbeques, sunny days, AND the new ICD-10-CM codes get released! Yes, it has occurred already (earlier than expected), the FY2022 ICD-10-CM codes have been released by the Centers for...

Clinical Coding Errors to Watch for . . .

Recently I was talking with a colleague about the most common coding errors or variances we’ve been seeing lately when conducting inpatient coding audits. The selection of the “Principal Diagnosis” and a “Missed or Unsupported Secondary Diagnosis” certainly were at...

ICD-10-PCS FY2022 Final Rule Released!

Lots of excitement over the release of the FY2022 ICD-10-PCS (Procedure Coding System) changes which came out on June 4, 2021. In addition, there are a few changes to the PCS “Official Guidelines” (i.e., 3.7B Control), that every inpatient coding professional needs to...

Infusions, Injections and Hydration

Certain elements of documentation must be present to code infusions, injections, and hydrations     properly. An order by the physician, which must be dated, timed, and signed with the name of the drug, the dose and the route of administration...

CPT Releases New COVID-19 Vaccine Code

We all are aware of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna and Pfizer and their unique CPT® codes. These medical codes allow for each vaccine and immunization administration to be clinically distinct,...