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Chapter 7

Office vists: Examination and coding
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Templates
Preformatted files that serve as a starting point
What method of documentation is considered efficient
Templates
Dictation
Process of recording spoken words into a phone or other recording device to be transcribed into written form
Digital dictation
The process of using a microphone, a headset connected to a computer, a smart phone or a Personal digital assistant
Voice recognition software
Software that recognized spoken words
(enables dictation to be possable)
EHR safety checks (e-prescribing)
* Drug allergys
* Drug to drug interactions
*Potentail conflicts using information in the patient's record.
Drug to diagnosis warning
Alerts physician to potential problems with a planned medication based on the patient's illness
Formulary
A list of a plan's selected drugs and their proper dosages
If the medication is not in formulary what will EHR do?
Can suggest an alternative drug
What is the advantage of e-prescribing?
Patient will not have to typically wait to pick up a prescription once they arrives at the pharmacy
Orders refers to...
ordering lab teasts, radiology procedures and pathology procedures
Electronic Order entry provides
Numerous safty and cost control benefits
Ordering electronically allows
Physicians to process orders and receive results nore rapidly
Medical coding
applying HIPAA mandated code sets to assign codes to diagnoses and procedures
3 required Code Sets:
CPT
HCPCS
ICD-9-cm
ICD-10-CM
CPT
Current Procedural Terminology
HCPCS
Healthcare common procedures coding system
ICD-9-CM
International classification of diseases-9th revision-clinincal modification
ICD-10-CM
Replacing ICD-9-CM mandated to be used beginning in 2013
When is ICD-10-CM replacing ICD-9-CM?
Beginning of 2013
ICD-9-CM codes are
3,4 or 5 digits
ICD-10-CM codes will be
5,6,7 digits
If a service is not documented it is not
going to be paid
Incomplete or incorrect records can cause
Denied claims or possibly investigation into a fraudulent activity
Primary Diagnosis
The diagnosis that relates to the patients stated reason for the visist (Chief Complaint)
Steps to Assign Diagnosis Code
* Review complete medical documentation
* Abstract the medical conditions from the visits documentation
*Identify the main term for each condition
* Locate the main terms in the Alphabetic index
*veryify the code in the Tabular List
CPT
Current Procedural Terminology
HCPCS
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
(for things used in medical practices but not listed in CPT- such as supplies and equipment)
What are the three levels of CPT codes
1. Category codes- 5 digits( no decimals) plus a desciptor
2. Category 11 Codes- Used to track performance measures for a medical goal, such as reducing tobacco use
3. Category 111 codes- Temporary codes for emerging technology, services an d procdures
What are the six sections of category 1 procedure codes?
Evaluation and managment
Anesthesia
Surgery
Radiology
Pathology and laboratory
Medicine
E/M Codes
Cover physicians' services performed to determine the optimum course for patient care
Upcoding
Assigning a higher level code than is supported by documentation
What may be considered fraud
Upcoding
Procedure Code Assignment Steps
* review complete medical documentation
* Abstract the medical procedures from the vist documentation
*Identify the main term for each procedure
* Locate the main terms in the CPT index
* Verify the code in the CPT main text
* Determine the need for modifiers
NEVER________from the ____
code/index
E/M Code selection process
1- Determine category and subcategory of service based on place of service and patient status
2- Determine the extent of the history that is documented
3-Determine Extent of exam documented
4- Determine the complexity of medical decision making documented
5- analyze requirements to report the service level
6 Verify service level based on Nature of problem, Time, counseling and care coordination
7- Verify Complete Documentation
ASSIGN THE CODE!