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Social Determinants of Health Coding, More Important Than Ever!

By |2023-05-31T09:42:12-04:00May 31st, 2023|

Are you coding SDOH (Social Determinants of Health) codes? If not, you will want to start! In the FY 2024 Hospital IPPS (Inpatient Prospective Payment System) proposed rule, CMS wants to change the severity designation of three ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes from non-complication or comorbidity (NonCC) to complication or comorbidity (CC), based on the higher average [...]

The Public Health Emergency Has Ended, But Not All Coding Requirements Just Yet!

By |2023-05-17T11:22:13-04:00May 17th, 2023|

The federal PHE (Public Health Emergency) ended on May 11, 2023; however, everything does not stop right away. For example, the Covid-19 Treatment Add-On Payment (NC-TAP) will continue until September 30, 2023. This includes the following: VEKLURY (remdesivir) Olumiant (baricitinib) Convalescent plasma Molnupiravir Paxlovid Kineret In order to receive NCTAP, which is a 20-percent add-on [...]

Are you Coding Immunodeficiency?

By |2023-05-10T16:21:59-04:00May 10th, 2023|

  Immunodeficiency is defined as a state in which the ability of the immune system is compromised or completely absent to fight against infectious diseases and cancer. It can either be Primary (congenital or inherited) or Secondary (acquired). In 2020, 4 ICD-10-CM codes were developed to report specific causes for a patient’s immunocompromised state or [...]