CTR Coding Break – Hematopoietic Transformations

The July 2022 CTR Coding Break titled Hematopoietic Transformations discusses why hematopoietic transformations occur, the difference between transformations to and transformations from, the multiple primary rules in the Hematopoietic Manual as well as walks through three case examples. Hematopoietic cancers are malignancies of immune system cells. Chronic neoplasms transform to acute/more severe neoplasms and are the most common form of transformation. Neoplasms may be diagnosed in…

Posted on Jul. 28, 2022 in CTR Coding Break

Sepsis Chatter – Severe Sepsis & Septic Shock Exclusions

Welcome to the July 2022 Edition of Sepsis Chatter! Our newest video presentation is titled: Sepsis Chatter- Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Exclusions: COVID-19, Administrative Contraindication to Care, Directive for Comfort Care, and Palliative Care. This presentation begins with a review of the current CMS abstraction guidance to determine if an encounter is excluded due to one of the following scenarios: Documentation that Covid-19 is diagnosed…

Posted on Jul. 21, 2022 in Sepsis Chatter