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Learn What’s Missing in the HAC Reduction Program

CMS is excluding several measures in the 2023 Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) section of its Hospital Specific Report (HSR). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is not including

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New Diagnosis Proposal Wins Adoption

New code becomes effective Oct. 1, 2022. I participated in the development of a diagnosis proposal on PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome for the Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting for the

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FY 2022 ICD-10-CM Guidelines Are Here

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines for the 2022 fiscal year (FY) on July 12. There are 115 pages in

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Update on Learning ICD-10-CM by Mnemonics

ICD-10-CM Mnemonics are updated for 2020. As the healthcare industry is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the adoption of ICD-10-CM/PCS, an appropriate celebration to mark the occasion would be to

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The Need for Facility Coding Guidelines

Not all new technologies are created equal.  Facility-specific coding guidelines are key to code hospital visits and encounters consistently. Another role that facility-specific guidelines play is to capture all possible

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