February 2018

How 2018 Impacts ICD-10-CM Cardiology Diagnosis Coding

By Terry Fletcher BS, CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS, CCS-P, CMC, CMCSC, CMCS, ACS-CA, SCP-CA for ICD10 Monitor  For cardiology, the focus of ICD-10 is generally on increased specificity and documenting the downstream effects of the patient’s condition. Acute myocardial infarction, or what is more commonly known as AMI, had a definition change when the nation’s healthcare system…

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Quality Documentation Can Help Fight Opioid Abuse

By Angie Comfort, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P for For the Record In October 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency to focus on the opioid crisis. Analyzing data from 2000 to 2015, HHS estimated that 91 Americans had died of opioid overdoses each day, and the numbers have…

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