Regulatory Compliance
04/02/2071
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was declared a national emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is implementing a new diagnosis code U07.1 (COVID-19) into the ICD-10-CM code set.
04/02/2071
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was declared a national emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is implementing a new diagnosis code U07.1 (COVID-19) into the ICD-10-CM code set.
05/12/2022
As government audits start to pick back up after a hiatus earlier in the pandemic, agencies should beware of one specific type of audit that can be financially devastating to an agency: a UPIC audit.
04/28/2022
Industry experts were glad to see the inclusion of several new proposed codes to further identify the stage of severity and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).
04/21/2022
Regardless of complications caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, coding experts say accuracy standards remain high for coders.
04/21/2022
Labor organizing efforts have changed in recent years, and management would be wise to learn lessons from those developments, according to attorneys who advise employers on union matters.
04/14/2022
Agencies should ensure their documentation supports medical necessity when assigning primary codes from Z47 (Orthopedic aftercare) to Z47.89 (Encounter for other orthopedic aftercare).
04/07/2022
Do not assume a relationship between alcohol abuse and/or dependence and anxiety, the Coding Clinic notes in its Q1 2022 Coding Clinic guidance update.
03/31/2022
Closely review returned notices of admission (NOAs) as certain system issues have yet to be resolved.
03/31/2022
If a clinician was unable to see a patient during the standard window for recertification, is it OK to complete the comprehensive assessment/OASIS three days into the next certification period?

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