Monthly Archives: July 2011

Start Preparing NOW for ICD-10 Coding

In this session, Select Data is including a link to the PowerPoint Presentation presented by teleconference, nationally, on July 27, 2011.   ICD-10 PCS and ICD-10 CM are being actively discussed, especially since CMS stated in their recent online training that the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 “Requires changes to almost all clinical and administrative […]

Face To Face Encounters CY2011 Clinical Compliance

CMS was mandated by the Affordable Care Act to provide this encounter. You will be able to look on page 296 on the Final Rule to read the depth of it. But, essentially what CMS is stating is that the physician must see the patient within 90 days prior to the admission in a home […]

Educational Videos: Open Wound As A Primary Diagnosis

Coding Compliance Open Wounds as a Primary Diagnosis Open Wound as a Primary Diagnosis Often we see the term open wound used as a diagnosis, especially as a primary diagnosis.  This is a vague term and should be avoided, because it will need clarification before it can be coded.  Did you know that an open […]