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Patricia Maccariella-Hafey

Coding Tip: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes for April 1, 2022

Coding Tip: New ICD-10 Codes and IPPS Changes for April 1, 2022

As of April 1, 2022 discharges, the following changes in ICD-10 and IPPS will be implemented. For years the coding community did not see changes occurring in April of the fiscal year. HIM professionals were used to not even worrying about April changes. This year, we do have some significant code additions and a change in the IPPS CC/MCC edit. The ICD10MCE and Grouper Version will be 39.1.

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Coding Tip: Common Errors Found in Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion Coding for Hospitals

Coding Tip: Common Errors Found in Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion Coding for Hospitals

During a recent review of spinal fusion cases at a client, we found coding issues on the cases in which both an anterior interbody fusion, anterior open approach was done on one day and  two days later, the patient was brought back for a posterior fusion, posterior open approach. Below are some of the recommendations we made along with education explanations.  

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