Tag Archives: Coding Compliance

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 […]

Educational Video: Coding Symptoms Of Disease Process

Coding guild lines state that symptom codes are use only when no diagnosis classifiable or found elsewhere is documented.  In other words, if the specific condition is known, then that condition is coded.  Examples of this is seen frequently in homecare are listing and coding shortness of breath or edema along with CHF.  Only the […]

Aggressive New Tools Used to Curb Fraud

Aggressive New Tools Used to Curb Fraud: Testimony of Inspector General Levinson March 9, 2011 Recently, the Inspector General spoke to the Senate regarding the efforts of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to combat fraud and abuse. He addressed the fact that the majority […]