YES! COVID-19 can be coded based on a positive lab result

Lisa Selman-HolmanCOVID-19, Secure NewsLeave a Comment

Lots of folks are making statements about physician documentation linking positive test results and not being able to code based on lab results. When coding COVID 19, there are exceptions in both cases. COVID 19 guidelines Code only confirmed cases. Code only a confirmed diagnosis of the 2019 novel coronavirus … Read More

New code for COVID-19 effective April 1

Lisa Selman-HolmanCOVID-19, Industry, Secure NewsLeave a Comment

The new code for COVID-19, U07.1, is one of two new codes that will be added to the code set effective April 1, 2020. New codes are usually effective on October 1, except in the case of emergency, so we will have two codes in the new U chapter, one … Read More

[On-demand webinar series] PDPM coding: Avoid these common traps

Ken BellPDPM webinar, Secure News, Training13 Comments

Diagnosis coding accuracy is extremely important for PDPM success. Coding problems are the same no matter the setting. In this three-part webinar series, well-known coding expert Lisa Selman-Holman will cover the most common ICD-10 coding mistakes: Fractures Symptom coding and the ‘with’ convention Diabetes and hypertension coding Lisa will teach … Read More