Coding and Documentation
Learn about SNOMED, ICD-10, and rules and guidelines for documenting visits. PCC offers regular coding web labs and other great coding resources.
PCC's Jan Blanchard explains the importance of accurate documentation of established patient vs. new patient Evaluation and Management services.
How to document the history component of Evaluation and Management services, and how that documentation relates to coding.
How to document the physical exam component of Evaluation and Management services, and how that documentation relates to coding.
Guidance about making E&M leveling judgment calls, specifically between 99213 and 99214.
Use the information from our previous E&M videos to level a visit.
- Jan Blanchard, PCC’s certified pediatric coder, offers monthly coding web labs to all PCC clients. She covers how to code for both simple and unusual visit types, how to handle the differences between ICD-10 and SNOMED-CT descriptions, and how to configure PCC’s software products to best meet the coding needs of your busy office.
- On October 1, 2015, insurance payers will stop accepting ICD-9 diagnosis codes for most claims and require ICD-10. How can your practice prepare for the ICD-10 transition?
- In 2015, insurance payors will stop accepting ICD-9 for most claims and require ICD-10. Meanwhile, PCMH programs and Meaningful Use standards used to qualify for the ARRA programs are shifting from ICD-9 to SNOMED-CT.
- ICD-10 arrived on October 1st, 2015. Insurance claims for visits after that date will use ICD-10 codes to describe diagnoses. PCC anticipates launch problems for insurance carriers and state medicaid agencies across the country. For example, several states will be performing their own translation from ICD-10 back to ICD-9 before evaluating remittance, and such translations […]
- PCC has prepared a list of the most common manual mappings used by PCC practices to link SNOMED-CT diagnosis descriptions to an ICD-10 billing equivalent.