Coding Answers from 9/22; New Scenarios for 9/29

ICD-9: An 86-year-old patient is admitted for monitoring and observation related to an episode of secondary thrombocytopenia (still resolving), which was due to an adverse reaction to ciprofloxacin used to treat a UTI. The UTI has been resolved. The patient is confined to a wheelchair due to hemiplegia on his dominant side as a late... Continue Reading →

Coding Answers and New Scenarios for 9/22/2014

SCENARIO ANSWERS for 9/10/2014 ICD-9 Patient requires home care for PT due to chronic pain due to gouty arthritis and RA. Gait training, endurance, pain management and safety evaluation are ordered. Patient also has DM and history of breast Cancer. M1020a: V57.1 Encounter for other PT M1022b: 274.00 Gouty Arthritis M1022c: 714.0 RA M1022d: 338.29:... Continue Reading →

Coding Answers to 8/28/14 scenarios and NEW Coding scenarios for 9/3/2014

ICD-9 Scenario: An 86-year-old male is admitted to home health after being treated in the hospital for pneumonia caused by homophiles influenza that resulted in sepsis. He is still receiving IV antibiotics for the still-resolving infection. He also has diabetes with PVD. The focus of care will be the continued treatment and monitoring of infection... Continue Reading →

Let’s Practice Coding: 8/19 Answers

Good day everyone, Let's go over the correct answers for the ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes for the following scenario: Your patient was trimming his hedges and dropped the electric trimmer on his foot, almost severing his foot at the ankle.  The surgeon completed the amputation as a mid-calf amputation and home health was ordered for... Continue Reading →

CY 2015 Proposed Rule, how it could affect your agency, and why you NEED to make a comment to CMS…

Point changes, case-mix weight (CMW) changes, and OASIS submission implementation requirements could have a huge monetary impact on your agency.   There is potential to lose millions of dollars in revenue if the proposed rule is implemented as it has been issued. Case-mix weights are continuing on the rebasing train. CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid... Continue Reading →

Let’s Practice Coding…

Good evening, everyone. Here is the next scenario for you -- for this one I'd like you to submit your responses in ICD-9 and ICD-10.  With ICD-10 being postponed another year, you have more time to practice.  Don't let all the hard work from this past year go to waste, keep up your ICD-10 skills... Continue Reading →

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