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It’s pool season, no diving in the shallow end…

S06.0X0A — Concussion without loss of consciousness S01.01XA — Laceration of scalp W16.022A — Fall into swimming pool, striking bottom and causing injury Y93.12 — Platform diving In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the new and…

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May in Colorado…

L55.2 — Sunburn of third degree Y93.17 — Water skiing T33.531A — Frostbite of fingers Y93.23 — Snow skiing In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the new and expanded code set and the additional clinical documentation…

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CMS Begins Restructuring Of Quality Improvement Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken its first step toward improving its efforts to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency, economy, and quality of care quality for Medicare beneficiaries in through the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program. Last week, the federal agency announced the selection of Livanta LLC and KePRO as Beneficiary and…

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ICD-10 End-To-End Testing Cancelled

ICD-10 Compliance Date On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) was enacted, which said that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near…

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Spring Is In The Air…

J30.1 — Allergic rhinitis due to pollen J30.2 — Other seasonal allergic rhinitis J30.81 — Allergic rhinitis due to animal (cat) (dog) hair and dander J30.89 — Perennial allergic rhinitis In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with…

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Unfortunate Zoo Experience

W56.01XA — Bitten by dolphin W56.22XA — Struck by orca W58.13XA — Crushed by crocodile W61.09XA — Other contact with parrot In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the new and expanded code set and the additional…

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