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Morbid and Severe Obesity: How are these defined?
Historically, a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40 has been defined as “morbid” or “extreme” obesity. The World Health Organization […]
COVID-19: Is it current or resolved? (Timing is everything!)
We have learned much about COVID-19 since the pandemic began a year ago. We have new and better treatments, better […]
Expanding Your CDI Program? Some things to consider...
CDI programs were originally developed to improve the completeness, accuracy, and clarity of inpatient clinical documentation to ensure inclusion of […]
Filtering Out Confusion Over Kidney Disease
As part of our free webinar series, we conducted a webinar in December 2020 clarifying the diagnostic criteria for acute […]
Important COVID-19 Updates
In another unprecedent mid-year ICD-10 classification update, new COVID-19 related codes have been created effective January 1, 2021.  The new […]
The Solution to Severe Malnutrition Denials: Document the Treatment!
The CMS Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report in July 2020 claiming that hospitals over-billed Medicare approximately $1 […]
Chronic vs. Acute Liver Failure
According to the CDC, 4.5 million Americans have chronic liver disease and almost 48,000 die from it each year.  From […]
Positioning Coders for CDI Success
By Cynthia Tang,  RHIA, CCS, CRC From the very beginning, my business partner, Dr. Richard Pinson, and I have taught […]
Big Change for Glasgow Coma Scale Codes for FY2021
In probably the most important change to the FY2021 ICD-10-CM guidelines, the reporting of Glasgow Coma Scale codes has been […]
Heart Failure Update: Clarifying New Terminology
By now all of us should be familiar with the terminology and coding for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction […]
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