Reader Question: Code This Critical Newborn Encounter with Care

Question: Our pediatrician was at the hospital for the birth of a normal newborn. While our provider was there, the infant began to show signs of hypothermia, which required observation and [...]

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 2:07 am

Reader Question: Code the Disease, Not the Symptoms

Question: A 16-year-old female patient came to our office with infectious mononucleosis and an enlarged spleen, which occurred due to the disease. The B27 (Infectious mononucleosis) code series in the ICD-10-CM [...]

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 2:07 am

ICD-10: New Dx Manual Hones Abuse, Diabetes Coding

Type 2 DM getting ketoacidosis entries. It’s official: The list of additions, deletions and revisions for the ICD-10 2018 manual is final. And once again, pediatric coders [...]

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 1:07 am

Clip And Save: Remember these New ICD-10 Codes for your Peds Practice

Expert: Pediatric practices might miss these new Dx codes. There are several sets of ICD-10 code additions, deletions, and revisions that every practice will note as soon [...]

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 1:07 am

Mythbusters: Bust these 3 Myths for Summertime Coding Relief

Can you dispel these common warm-weather misconceptions? The summer is filled with hot, lazy days — and certain misconceptions about pediatric coding that always spike when the [...]

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 1:07 am

E/M Coding: Mind These Codes to Report Mental, Behavioral Health

Let this refresher take you from assessment to diagnosis. If you’ve worked in a pediatric care setting for any length of time, the chances are pretty good [...]

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 1:07 am

You Be the Coder: Coding for Foot FBRs

Question: A 12-year-old established male patient presents to the pediatrician with complaints of a swollen foot. He had been running barefoot at a picnic three days earlier, but didn’t experience any [...]

Posted on: 20 July 2017 | 1:07 am

You Be the Coder: Location Determines Correct Z Code Use

Question: Our pediatrician performed a final hospital discharge for a newborn baby that lasted over 30 minutes, but when we submitted 99239 (Hospital discharge day management; more than 30 minutes) with [...]

Posted on: 21 June 2017 | 4:06 am

Reader Question: Risk Factor, Primary Illness Determine Group Session Coding

Question: Our office has set up a group for several new mothers and their babies that will meet for about an hour a week. Should we code this as four units [...]

Posted on: 21 June 2017 | 4:06 am

Reader Question: When There's a Problem, Report a Problem-Focused E/M Code

Question: A patient came in for a physical exam. While there, one of our physicians also diagnosed the patient with a sore throat. What is the best way to code for [...]

Posted on: 21 June 2017 | 4:06 am