Tips & Expertise: 2021 IPPS Updates

Q:  You mentioned that Yescarta and Kymriah would group to the new MS-DRG 018 for CAR T-cell therapies.  There are 2 new codes for CAR T-cell therapies from the new technology section in 2021.  Will those codes also group to MS-DRG 018? A:  Two new CAR T-cell...

Digging into MS-DRG’s

Are you looking for opportunities for focused audit reviews or coder education? At HCG, we track our audit data throughout the year to identify trends in the industry and opportunities to educate coders in specific problem areas. So far, in 2020, we have identified 4...

Tips & Expertise: 2021 ICD-10-CM Updates

Q:  For alcohol and drug withdrawal, what is the default code if the doctor does not document use or dependence? A:  The alphabetic index lists dependence as the default and this is reiterated in Coding Clinic, Second Quarter 2015: Page 15.  However, if documentation...

Coding Adventures in Bleeding Disorders and Conditions

If you look in the index you will find that under “hemorrhage” there are entries for at least 16 of the 19 chapters in ICD-10-CM! It is a miracle of anatomy that we have this complex, personal ocean of cells, nutrients, and substances coursing through our bodies...
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