Coding Tip: Coronary Artery

This was a big change for coders as these cases were coded to the number of coronary arteries treated in ICD-9-CM. The descriptor “sites” was removed for FY2017. The new guideline applies to the number of coronary arteries treated and not the number of sites treated. This is going back to the way coronary artery procedures were coded in ICD-9-CM.

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Coding Tip: Diagnosis Coding When Presenting for Colonoscopy-Screening vs. Follow-up vs. Finding

Coding colonoscopy records has always been a challenge when it comes to reporting the primary diagnosis for the account. All colonoscopy procedures are performed to look for potential malignancy and some coders think that all of these should be coded as screenings, code Z12.11. The coding advice for reporting screening vs. follow-up did not change with the implementation of ICD-10-CM.

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HIA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

In five short years, Betsy’s vision has indeed become reality. The company has already expanded by 80%. In March, HIA commemorated their 25th anniversary with a record 108 employees at the Salamander Resort, a 340-acre property nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains amid Virginia’s famed horse and wine country.

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