Health Information Management

APC Payment Insider September 2009

APC Payment Insider, September 1, 2009

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In this issue we look at how the new ICD-9-CM codes increase specificity.

Inside:

  • CMS clarifies outpatient “observation services”
  • Q/A: Don’t code stent if lesion not crossed
  • Q/A: Code intended procedure when not completed
  • Q/A: Lack of start, stop times affects code selection
  • Q/A: Report drug and administration codes
  • Q/A: Report in facility setting only
  • Q/A: Setting, insurer dictate payment policy

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