EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a two-part series on the subject of secondary diagnosis.Related to last week’s discussion on the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS), the more pressing question is what to do with a relevant condition that is a preexisting comorbidity but is not necessarily evaluated,…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a two-part series on the subject of secondary diagnosis. I have read a lot of literature regarding secondary diagnoses, and the typical dogma is that a condition must meet one of the following criteria to be considered codable, according to the ICD-10-CM Official…
The definition of a principal procedure is part of the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS): the standard set of data elements used for inpatient billing and statistical information. It is also included in some of the core measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the…
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the last installment in a two-part series on the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set.Assigning secondary or “other” diagnoses was a source of confusion in ICD-9 and remains so in ICD-10 today. The Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set, or UHDDS, is used for reporting inpatient data…
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the first in a two-part series on the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set.Assigning secondary or “other” diagnoses was a source of confusion in ICD-9 and remains so in ICD-10 today. The Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set, or UHDDS, is used for reporting inpatient data in…