Halloween 2018 – 13 Spookiest ICD-10 Codes

It’s Halloween season! It’s time to overindulge on candy, fight over the best costume, become irrationally scared of things like the number 13, and have nightmares of your 6th birthday with that terrifying clown. As for us, we’re getting in the spirit with 13 spooky ICD- 10 codes! Beware – it’s scary out there.

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Q1 2018: Top 5 Procedure Code Changes

Locating ventilator times were difficult in the paper medical record, but has not become any easier with the implementation on the electronic health record (EHR.) Coders should be encouraged to review the record for exact ventilator times. As mentioned above, this could come down to minutes when selecting the correct ICD-10-PCS code.

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Who Tells Your Story?

Hamilton. If you haven’t seen it, you’ve heard of it. The Broadway mega-hit has been the toughest ticket on Broadway since its debut in 2015. For the uninitiated, Hamilton explores the life and triumphs of the previously obscure “ten-dollar founding father,” Alexander Hamilton, through rap, hip-hop, and musical theatre.

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Coding Tip: Excisional Debridement Coding to the Furthest Layer

Procedure code assignment for excisional debridement has always been a focus area in coding audits. The biggest concern is whether or not the debridement is truly excisional in nature, and if the documentation truly supports an excisional debridement. HIA has written a previous Coding Tip on determining nonexcisional vs excisional debridement.

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