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Coding Tip: Reporting Vaping in ICD-10-CM | Effective on 4/1/2020

Coding Tip: Reporting Vaping in ICD-10-CM | Effective on 4/1/2020

Effective with 4/1/2020 discharges, ICD-10-CM code U07.0  is used to report vaping -related disorders. ICD-10-CM code U07.0 (vaping related disorder) should be used when documentation supports that the patient has a lung-related disorder from vaping. This code is found in the new ICD-10-CM Chapter 22. U07.0 will be in listed in the ICD-10-CM manual under a new section: Provisional assignment of new disease of uncertain etiology or emergency use.

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Telehealth and the Coronavirus

Telehealth and the Coronavirus

The US government and public-health officials are urging consumers to utilize telemedicine for remote treatment, fill prescriptions and get medical attention during the new coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to keep people with symptoms at home and to practice social distancing if their condition doesn’t warrant more intensive hospital care.

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Part 1: How Coders Can Better Interact with CDI Teams | CDI Series

Part 1: How Coders Can Better Interact with CDI Teams | CDI Series

This is part one of a three part series in which we address how coders can better interact with Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) professionals. Many times these departments are separate and the remote environment makes it difficult to interact efficiently between the two departments. In part one, we will discuss the history and objectives of CDI so the coder has a better understanding of CDI’s role.

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Coding Tip: Coding Diagnoses on Outpatient Encounters

Coding Tip: Coding Diagnoses on Outpatient Encounters

One reason that coders should report chronic conditions (including history and status codes) on outpatient records is the HCC’s—Hierarchical Condition Categories. The quick and easy explanation of what HCC’s are is each HCC is mapped to certain ICD-10-CM codes or code ranges. HCC coding is designed to estimate future health care costs for patients.

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