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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Crossword Puzzle

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), proposed codes and modifications to the Tabular for reporting dementia, and a new drug, – Aduhelm, recently approved by the FDA to treat Alzheimer’s disease, all result in new coding changes. NJPR has developed a coding crossword puzzle to help reinforce correct coding. Please download the crossword puzzle below, and submit your […]

What’s Outdated and What’s Updated – Three ICD-10-PCS Guideline Changes for FY2022

Introduction In this blog, we will discuss the revisions of three FY2022 ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, effective October 1, 2022.   Background The “Procedure Coding System” known as “ICD-10-PCS” or simply “PCS” was developed in the 1990’s by 3M under contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It was developed […]

Viral Diseases of Zoonotic Origin

The ICD-10-CM codes for the diseases discussed in this blog are found in ICD-10-CM Chapter 1: Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99) and Chapter 22: Codes for Special Purposes U00-U85) where the code U07.1 COVID-19 is located. Chapter 1 includes, “diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible.” Although we are not going to discuss the […]