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Invokamet - Coverage Resources - Icd-10 Support | Janssen Carepath

Invokamet - Coverage Resources - Icd-10 Support | Janssen Carepath

Easy access to the information you may need If youre a provider, youll want to get familiar with billing codes that went into effect October 1, 2015. While sample ICD-9-CM codes have been mapped to the latest ICD-10-CM codes so that coders can become familiar with the new codes, the ultimate responsibility for correct coding lies with the provider of services. The codes included in the charts below are not intended to be promotional, or toencourage or suggest a use of any drug that is inconsistent with FDA-approved use. Please refer to the current policy for the latest codes since these codes are subject to change. The codes provided are not intended to be exhaustive. Please consult your ICD-10 code book for additional information. Third-party reimbursement is affected by many factors. The content provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide reimbursement or legal advice and does not promise or guarantee coverage, levels of reimbursement, payment, or charge. Similarly, all CPT* and HCPCS codes are supplied for informational purposes only and represent no promise or guarantee that these codes will be appropriate or that reimbursement will be made. It is not intended to increase or maximize reimbursement by any payer. Laws, regulations, and policies concerning reimbursement are complex and are updated frequently. While we have made an effort to be current as of the issue date of this document, the information may not be as current or comprehensive when you view it. We strongly recommend that you consult with your payer organization(s) for local or actual coverage and reimbursement policies and with your internal reimbursement specialist for any reimbursement or billing questions. *CPT copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All rights r Continue reading >>

Coding Guidelines For Respiratory Failure

Coding Guidelines For Respiratory Failure

Coding Guidelines for Respiratory Failure It seems that in the world of coding, respiratory failure (whether acute, chronic or acute on chronic) continues to be a daily challenge. Very seldom is it a simple cut and dry diagnosis. There always seems to be just enough gray to give coders on any given day some doubt. Its not only important for a coder to be familiar with the guidelines associated with respiratory failure but they should also be aware of the basic clinical indicators as well. OFFICIAL CODING GUIDELINE Acute or acute on chronic respiratory failure may be reported as principal diagnosis when it is the condition established after study to be chiefly responsible for occasioning the admission of the patient to the hospital for care. Refer to Section II of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting on Selection of Principal Diagnosis. Please note: Coding must be based on provider documentation. Establishing a patients diagnosis is the sole responsibility of the provider. Coders should not disregard physician documentation and/or their clinical judgement of a diagnosis, based on clinical criteria published by Coding Clinic or any other source. Sources such as Coding Clinic should be used to become familiar with clinical criteria for a condition to guide coders in reporting the most accurate and specified diagnosis/procedure possible. If for any reason there is doubt due to lack of clinical indicators/criteria, then that physician should be queried for clarification. Refer to Section I.A.19 of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and Coding Clinic 4th Qtr. 2016 page 147 for further clarity on this guideline. Life-threatening condition that may be caused by a respiratory condition as well as a non-respiratory condition. Use of Continue reading >>

2017 Icd 10 Cm Diagnosis Code E87.2 Acidosis

2017 Icd 10 Cm Diagnosis Code E87.2 Acidosis

[The topical problems of the application of the TASER electroshock devices]. Acidosis, but Not Alkalosis, Affects Anaerobic Metabolism and Performance in a 4-km Time Trial. Correia-Oliveira CR, Lopes-Silva JP, Bertuzzi R, McConell GK, Bishop DJ, Lima-Silva AE, Kiss MA Anesthetic Management of Mitochondrial Encephalopathy With Lactic Acidosis and Stroke-Like Episodes (MELAS Syndrome) in a High-Risk Pregnancy: A Case Report. Bell JD, Higgie K, Joshi M, Rucker J, Farzi S, Siddiqui N Nab-paclitaxel plus either gemcitabine or simplified leucovorin and fluorouracil as first-line therapy for metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma (AFUGEM GERCOR): a non-comparative, multicentre, open-label, randomised phase 2 trial. Bachet JB, Hammel P, Desram J, Meurisse A, Chibaudel B, Andr T, Debourdeau P, Dauba J, Lecomte T, Seitz JF, Tournigand C, Aparicio T, Meyer VG, Taieb J, Volet J, Monier A, Bonnetain F, Louvet C Pharmacological, but not genetic, alteration of neural Epo modifies the CO2/H(+) central chemosensitivity in postnatal mice. Laouafa S, Perrin-Terrin AS, Jeton F, Elliot-Portal E, Tam R, Bodineau L, Voituron N, Soliz J Clinical Features, Molecular Heterogeneity, and Prognostic Implications in YARS2-Related Mitochondrial Myopathy. Sommerville EW, Ng YS, Alston CL, Dallabona C, Gilberti M, He L, Knowles C, Chin SL, Schaefer AM, Falkous G, Murdoch D, Longman C, de Visser M, Bindoff LA, Rawles JM, Dean JC, Petty RK, Farrugia ME, Haack TB, Prokisch H, McFarland R, Turnbull DM, Donnini C, Taylor RW, Gorman GS Nanostructures for pH-sensitive drug delivery and magnetic resonance contrast enhancement systems. Rumen microbial and fermentation characteristics are affected differently by acarbose addition during two nutritional types of simulated severe subacute ruminal acidosis in vitro. Continue reading >>

Projected Impact Of The Icd-10-cm/pcs Conversion On Longitudinal Data And The Joint Commission Core Measures

Projected Impact Of The Icd-10-cm/pcs Conversion On Longitudinal Data And The Joint Commission Core Measures

Projected Impact of the ICD-10-CM/PCS Conversion on Longitudinal Data and the Joint Commission Core Measures by Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA; and Mary Sue Benigni, RHIT The transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS is expected to result in longitudinal data discontinuities, as occurred with cause-of-death in 1999. The General Equivalence Maps (GEMs), while useful for suggesting potential maps do not provide guidance regarding the frequency of any matches. Longitudinal data comparisons can only be reliable if they use comparability ratios or factors which have been calculated using records coded in both classification systems. This study utilized 3,969 de-identified dually coded records to examine raw comparability ratios, as well as the comparability ratios between the Joint Commission Core Measures. The raw comparability factor results range from 16.216 for Nicotine dependence, unspecified, uncomplicated to 118.009 for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified. The Joint Commission Core Measure comparability factor results range from 27.15 for Acute Respiratory Failure to 130.16 for Acute Myocardial Infarction. These results indicate significant differences in comparability between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM code assignment, including when the codes are used for external reporting such as the Joint Commission Core Measures. To prevent errors in decision-making and reporting, all stakeholders relying on longitudinal data for measure reporting and other purposes should investigate the impact of the conversion on their data. Key words: ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation; longitudinal data reporting, comparability ratios; Joint Commission Core Measures The US healthcare system currently uses ICD-9-CM codes for a wide variety of purposes, including disease monitoring Continue reading >>

Search Page 1/10: Metabolic Acidosis

Search Page 1/10: Metabolic Acidosis

Arthropathy assoc w metabolic disorder; Arthropathy due to a metabolic disorder; Arthropathy due to metabolic disorder; Arthropathy with metabolic disorder; Bilateral corneal deposits in metabolic disorders; Cardiomyopathy, metabolic; Corneal deposit associated with metabolic disorder; Corneal deposits in metabolic disorders; Corneal deposits in metabolic disorders, both eyes; Enzymopathy; Inborn error of metabolism; Left corneal deposits in metabolic disorders; Metabolic cardiomyopathy; Metabolic disease; Metabolism disorder; Multiple carboxylase deficiency; Right corneal deposits in metabolic disorders 2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code P19.0 Metabolic acidemia in newborn first noted bef... P19.1 Metabolic acidemia in newborn first noted dur... Encounter for screening for other metabolic disorders Screening for endocrine, nutritional, metabolic and immunity disorders done; Screening for endocrine, nutritional, metabolic, and immunity disorders; Screening for metabolic disease; Screening for metabolic disorder done Encounter for screening for other metabolic disorders 2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt Drug resistance to insulin; Dysmetabolic syndrome x; Insulin resistance; Metabolic syndrome x; Dysmetabolic syndrome X; codes for associated manifestations, such as:; obesity (E66.-) Corneal deposits in metabolic disorders, unspecified eye Corneal deposit associated with metabolic disorder; Corneal deposits in metabolic disorders Corneal deposits in metabolic disorders, unspecified eye Corneal deposits in metabolic disorders, right eye Right corneal deposits in metabolic disorders Corneal deposits in metabolic disorders, right eye Corneal deposits in metabolic disorders, left eye Left corneal deposits in metabolic disorders Corneal deposits in m Continue reading >>

Drg Target Areas: Copd Exacerbation With Pneumonia

Drg Target Areas: Copd Exacerbation With Pneumonia

Provident has been engaged in ongoing DRG audits since ICD-10 was implemented in October 2015. We have identified potential DRG audit target areas related to our audit work, changes to the ICD-10 codeset, and Coding Clinic updates. We will be posting cases regularly in our newsletter. Please see this editions case below: Patient is a 65-year-old smoker who presented to Emergency Department with severe respiratory distress requiring Bi-PAP and was diagnosed with COPD exacerbation, respiratory acidosis and pneumonia likely due to MRSA (sputum culture positive for MRSA). ABGs on admission: pH = 7.23. In ICD-9 either COPD exacerbation or pneumonia can be selected as the Principal Diagnosis (PDX) depending on the circumstances of the admission In ICD-10, the COPD exacerbation or COPD with acute lower respiratory tract infection codes must be designated as the PDX Bronchitis and pneumonia are both lower respiratory tract infections Influenza is both an upper and lower respiratory infection Even if a patient is admitted for pneumonia and only has a history of COPD (without exacerbation), the PDX is still COPD When auditing ICD-10 cases, always confirm that COPD is sequenced as the PDX with pneumonia as a secondary diagnosis For patients admitted with pneumonia and COPD exacerbation, a strategy would be to consider if acute respiratory failure is also present on admission (For a potential DRG shift by selecting acute respiratory failure as the PDX) International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM): Tabular Section Category: J44.0 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection Use additional code to identify the infection Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Lobar Pneumonia Coding Clinic 3rd Quarter 2 Continue reading >>

Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

Increased production of ketone bodies due to: Dehydration (nausea/vomiting, ADH inhibition) leads to increased stress hormone production leading to ketone formation Depleted glycogen stores in the liver (malnutrition/decrease carbohydrate intake) Elevated ratio of NADH/NAD due to ethanol metabolism Increased free fatty acid production Elevated NADH/NAD ratio leads to the predominate production of β–hydroxybutyrate (BHB) over acetoacetate (AcAc) Dehydration Fever absent unless there is an underlying infection Tachycardia (common) due to: Dehydration with associated orthostatic changes Concurrent alcohol withdrawal Tachypnea: Common Deep, rapid, Kussmaul respirations frequently present Nausea and vomiting Abdominal pain (nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are the most common symptoms): Usually diffuse with nonspecific tenderness Epigastric pain common Rebound tenderness, abdominal distension, hypoactive bowel sounds uncommon Mandates a search for an alternative, coexistent illness Decreased urinary output from hypovolemia Mental status: Minimally altered as a result of hypovolemia and possibly intoxication Altered mental status mandates a search for other associated conditions such as: Head injury, cerebrovascular accident (CVA), or intracranial hemorrhage Hypoglycemia Alcohol withdrawal Encephalopathy Toxins Visual disturbances: Reports of isolated visual disturbances with AKA common History Chronic alcohol use: Recent binge Abrupt cessation Physical Exam Findings of dehydration most common May have ketotic odor Kussmaul respirations Palmar erythema (alcoholism) Lab Acid–base disturbance: Increased anion gap metabolic acidosis hallmark Mixed acid–base disturbance common: Respiratory alkalosis Metabolic alkalosis secondary to vomiting and dehydration Hyperchlorem Continue reading >>

2018 Icd-10-cm Diagnosis Code

2018 Icd-10-cm Diagnosis Code

A condition in which the blood is too acidic. It may be caused by severe illness or sepsis (bacteria in the bloodstream). A disorder characterized by abnormally high acidity (high hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues. A pathologic condition of acid accumulation or depletion of base in the body. The two main types are respiratory acidosis and metabolic acidosis, due to metabolic acid build up. A state due to excess retention of carbon dioxide in the body. Acid base imbalance resulting from an accumulation of carbon dioxide secondary to hypoventilation. Acidosis caused by accumulation of lactic acid more rapidly than it can be metabolized. It may occur spontaneously or in association with diseases such as diabetes mellitus, leukemia, or liver failure. Acidosis caused by accumulation of lactic acid more rapidly than it can be metabolized; may occur spontaneously or in association with diseases such as diabetes mellitus, leukemia, or liver failure. An abnormal increase in the acidity of the body's fluids An abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues. An abnormally high acidity of the blood and other body tissues. Acidosis can be either respiratory or metabolic. Excess retention of carbon dioxide in the body resulting from ventilatory impairment. Increased acidity in the blood secondary to acid base imbalance. Causes include diabetes, kidney failure and shock. Metabolic acidosis characterized by the accumulation of lactate in the body. It is caused by tissue hypoxia. Pathologic condition resulting from accumulation of acid or depletion of the alkaline reserve (bicarbonate) content of the blood and body tissues, and characterized by an increase in hydrogen ion concentration (decrease in ph). Respi Continue reading >>

Icd-10 Challenges In The Neonatal World

Icd-10 Challenges In The Neonatal World

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists, January 1, 2016 ICD-10-CM/PCS brought some new challenges in coding neonatal records. The term newborn has replaced the term fetus or newborn in the ICD- 10-CM code set. This change ensures that these codes will only be used on the neonates records. Gestational age is only captured in the preterm (36 weeks or less) or the post-term neonate (4042 weeks). The mapping of gestational age uses the keywords preterm, prematurity, or post-term as the term gestational is no longer recognized. The encoder mapping has changed in ICD-10-CM/ PCS, which has made locating the appropriate neonatal codes problematic. Many CDI specialists depend on their encoder, which may not lead down the appropriate pathway for code assignment. Therefore, CDI specialists should develop their knowledge of the ICD-10-CM code set and use the Tabular List of Diseases to ensure accurate code assignment. Some congenital abnormalities have been further specified in ICD-10-CM, which assists in capturing the appropriate code. Propionic acidemia, an inherited metabolic disorder, was difficult to capture in ICD-9-CM, as it mapped incorrectly to acidosis as opposed to a disorder of inborn errors of metabolism. ICD-10-CM maps to the correct code assignment of E71.121, propionic acidemia. Chapter 16, Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period, brought some new codes into ICD-10, including: Mixed metabolic and respiratory acidosis of newborn Excludes late metabolic acidosis of newborn P29.89 Other cardiovascular disorders originating in the perinatal period, which includes possible systolic ejection murmur P00P04 Newborn (suspected to be) affected by maternal conditions that may be unrelated to present pregnancy Codes from these categories a Continue reading >>

Respiratory Acidosis

Respiratory Acidosis

Respiratory acidosis is a medical emergency in which decreased ventilation (hypoventilation) increases the concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood and decreases the blood's pH (a condition generally called acidosis). Carbon dioxide is produced continuously as the body's cells respire, and this CO2 will accumulate rapidly if the lungs do not adequately expel it through alveolar ventilation. Alveolar hypoventilation thus leads to an increased PaCO2 (a condition called hypercapnia). The increase in PaCO2 in turn decreases the HCO3−/PaCO2 ratio and decreases pH. Terminology[edit] Acidosis refers to disorders that lower cell/tissue pH to < 7.35. Acidemia refers to an arterial pH < 7.36.[1] Types of respiratory acidosis[edit] Respiratory acidosis can be acute or chronic. In acute respiratory acidosis, the PaCO2 is elevated above the upper limit of the reference range (over 6.3 kPa or 45 mm Hg) with an accompanying acidemia (pH <7.36). In chronic respiratory acidosis, the PaCO2 is elevated above the upper limit of the reference range, with a normal blood pH (7.35 to 7.45) or near-normal pH secondary to renal compensation and an elevated serum bicarbonate (HCO3− >30 mm Hg). Causes[edit] Acute[edit] Acute respiratory acidosis occurs when an abrupt failure of ventilation occurs. This failure in ventilation may be caused by depression of the central respiratory center by cerebral disease or drugs, inability to ventilate adequately due to neuromuscular disease (e.g., myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Guillain–Barré syndrome, muscular dystrophy), or airway obstruction related to asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation. Chronic[edit] Chronic respiratory acidosis may be secondary to many disorders, including COPD. Hypoventilation Continue reading >>

Icd 10 Code For Acidosis E87.2

Icd 10 Code For Acidosis E87.2

The word 'Includes' appears immediately under certain categories to further define, or give examples of, the content of thecategory. A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes. It means 'NOT CODED HERE!' An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition. A type 2 Excludes note represents 'Not included here'. An Excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together. A code also note instructs that 2 codes may be required to fully describe a condition but the sequencing of the two codes is discretionary, depending on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter. Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a 'use additional code' note at the etiology code, and a 'code first' note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, 'in diseases classified elsewhere.' Codes with this title area component of the etiology / manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. 'In disease Continue reading >>

Revisiting Respiratory Failure

Revisiting Respiratory Failure

Respiratory failure continues to be a challenging condition for physicians. Some issues include: Distinction between, and clinical diagnostic criteria for, acute and chronic respiratory failure Recognition of an acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure Classification of acute respiratory failure as hypoxemic or hypercapnic Identification of respiratory failure as a post-procedural complication Necessity of precise diagnostic terminology for the correct coding of acute and chronic respiratory failure Numerous clinical and non-clinical consequences of documenting the diagnoses of acute and chronic respiratory failure Respiratory failure is commonly defined as respiratory dysfunction resulting in abnormalities of oxygenation and/or carbon dioxide (CO2) elimination and is classified as either hypoxemic (type I) or hypercapnic (type II), or a combination of both. These distinctions are clinically important and have diagnostic and therapeutic implications, but current coding rules consider them non-essential terms that do not affect the code assigned. Physicians won't be required to use them with ICD-10, either, though the coding system will allow for these distinctions. Respiratory failure occurs frequently in association with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, pneumonia, and sepsis and after cardiac arrest. The correct diagnosis is essential to accurately portray a patient's severity of illness and influences quality scores, performance indicators, clinical outcome measures and hospital revenue. Even chronic respiratory failure contributes to severity classification. However, non-specific terms (such as hypoxia, severe dyspnea, respiratory insufficiency or distress) result in the assignment of codes that do not reflect any significant res Continue reading >>

Draft Icd-10-cm/pcs Ms-drgv28 Definitions Manual

Draft Icd-10-cm/pcs Ms-drgv28 Definitions Manual

Draft ICD-10-CM/PCS MS-DRGv28 Definitions Manual Newborn (suspected to be) affected by maternal hypertensive disorders Newborn (suspected to be) affected by maternal renal and urinary tract diseases Newborn (suspected to be) affected by maternal infectious and parasitic diseases Newborn (suspected to be) affected by other maternal circulatory and respiratory diseases Newborn (suspected to be) affected by maternal nutritional disorders Newborn (suspected to be) affected by maternal injury Newborn (suspected to be) affected by surgical procedure on mother Newborn (suspected to be) affected by other medical procedures on mother, not elsewhere classified Newborn (suspected to be) affected by periodontal disease in mother Newborn (suspected to be) affected by other maternal conditions Newborn (suspected to be) affected by unspecified maternal condition Newborn (suspected to be) affected by incompetent cervix Newborn (suspected to be) affected by premature rupture of membranes Newborn (suspected to be) affected by oligohydramnios Newborn (suspected to be) affected by polyhydramnios Newborn (suspected to be) affected by ectopic pregnancy Newborn (suspected to be) affected by multiple pregnancy Newborn (suspected to be) affected by maternal death Newborn (suspected to be) affected by malpresentation before labor Newborn (suspected to be) affected by other maternal complications of pregnancy Newborn (suspected to be) affected by maternal complication of pregnancy, unspecified Newborn (suspected to be) affected by placenta previa Newborn (suspected to be) affected by other forms of placental separation and hemorrhage Newborn (suspected to be) affected by unspecified morphological and functional abnormalities of placenta Newborn (suspected to be) affected by other morphological a Continue reading >>

Icd-10 Code For Acidosis

Icd-10 Code For Acidosis

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Warning: All Sepsis Is Severe Sepsis

Warning: All Sepsis Is Severe Sepsis

In the coding and clinical documentation community, we are still trying to sort out sepsis. In my previous article on this topic ( ), I made some recommendations on how to approach sepsis. We need to revisit this. We have now had some time to live with the Sepsis-3 criteria, established by the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). In January 2017, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016 (SSC-2016) was issued, and I think it since really has been flying under the radar. The details regarding how to make the diagnosis of sepsis are not laid out in the article. SSC-2012 had Table 1, Diagnostic Criteria for Sepsis, but SSC-2016 does not have a correlate. The current guidelines focus on recommendations for treatment. It is unclear to me whether the authors intend readers to refer back to the SSC-2012 publication for the diagnostic criteria or whether they advocate migrating to the Sepsis-3 criteria. One of the main reasons we are in this pickle is that a grave disservice was done to the clinical criteria by reducing them merely to the SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) criteria. The definition of sepsis was presumed or confirmed infection plus systemic manifestations of infection, and Sepsis-2 included inflammatory, hemodynamic, organ dysfunction, and tissue perfusion variables, in addition to the general variables. Although they are very simple to recall and apply, the problem with using SIRS criteria exclusively is that they are so incredibly nonspecific, and consequently, patients were frequently labeled as septic inappropriately. The definitions of sepsis and septic shock are identical to Continue reading >>

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