Coding

This collection contains Coding Issues articles published in Continuum. Accurate coding is an important function of neurologic practice and this article collection presents helpful information along with examples related to each issue topic. Tips for diagnosis coding, evaluation and management coding, procedure coding, or a combination are presented, depending on which is most useful for the subject area of the issue.

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2018 December Volume 24, 1800-1809
Neurocritical Care Coding for Neurologists

Nuwer, Marc R.; Vespa, Paul M.

Coding specifies the work performed when providing patient care. Critical care services mostly use code 99291, and other codes specify additional time and procedures. Current Procedural Terminology defines critically ill as “a high probability of imminent or life-threatening deterioration in the patient’s condition,” a condition necessary for use of the critical care code. A patient may be critically ill for neurologic reasons even when stable from a cardiorespiratory status. Rules govern who can use these codes, whether they can be used by more than one physician, the locations where the code may be used, and what services are included and excluded. Physicians need to document the medical necessity of visits a...
2018 June Volume 24, 926-935
Coding for Behavioral Neurology and Psychiatry

Villanueva, Raissa; Cohen, Bruce H.

Medical coding is highly technical, and proper use of both Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is difficult because of the considerable detail of the code definitions, the changes implemented yearly, and the vast change a few years ago with the transition to ICD-10-CM. Although basic office visit and hospital visit Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes have not changed in decades, new cognitive care codes have been added to the cognitive codes that fall under E/M. Accuracy in documentation is essential as the basis for precision in coding, which will result in both best practice and proper payment from payers.
2018 February Volume 24, 312-318
How the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification Affects Coding for Pediatric Diagnoses

Williams, Korwyn

Accurate coding is important for proper reimbursement and documentation of care provided. Recent changes in disease classification systems have affected the coding for pediatric diagnoses. This article provides an overview of coding considerations for pediatric diagnoses, including coding for intellectual disabilities and congenital malformations.
2017 August Volume 23, e20-e25
Sleep Medicine Coding and Coverage Guidelines

El-Feky, Waleed Hamed; Evans, David A.

Successful sleep billing and reimbursement is dependent on correct reporting of proper diagnostic codes for sleep disorders and associated testing. Recent changes in disease classification systems have affected the coding for sleep disorders. Guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and followed by third-party payers provide direction for the required techniques and indications for sleep procedures.
2017 June Volume 23, e17-e19
Coding for Medication-related Poisoning and Adverse Effects

Yu, Melissa

Accurate coding is important for proper reimbursement and documentation of care provided. This article provides an overview of coding considerations for patient encounters associated with medication use, abuse, or poisoning.
2017 April Volume 23, e12-e16
Use of the Electronic Health Record for Coding in Outpatient Neurology

Weathers, Allison L.

Diagnostic coding now factors into reimbursement, quality assessments, reputational metrics, and epidemiologic analysis; therefore, it is more critical than ever that neurologists are accurate and precise in their coding. In addition to being the means though which most neurologists are capturing this information, the electronic health record can offer multiple tools to assist in these efforts. With conscientious design, build, and implementation of the electronic health record, diagnostic coding can be effortless, even for the most complex and varied of conditions seen in an outpatient neurology visit.
2017 February Volume 23, e1-e11
Coding in Stroke and Other Cerebrovascular Diseases

Korb, Pearce J.; Jones, William

Accurate coding is critical for clinical practice and research. Ongoing changes to diagnostic and billing codes require the clinician to stay abreast of coding updates. Payment for health care services, data sets for health services research, and reporting for medical quality improvement all require accurate administrative coding. This article provides an overview of coding principles for patients with strokes and other cerebrovascular diseases and includes an illustrative case as a review of coding principles in a patient with acute stroke.
2016 December Volume 22, e27-e39
Coding in Muscle Disease

Jones, Lyell K. Jr; Ney, John P.

Accurate coding is critically important for clinical practice and research. Ongoing changes to diagnostic and billing codes require the clinician to stay abreast of coding updates. Payment for health care services, data sets for health services research, and reporting for medical quality improvement all require accurate administrative coding. This article provides an overview of administrative coding for patients with muscle disease and includes a case-based review of diagnostic and Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding principles in patients with myopathy. Procedural coding for electrodiagnostic studies and neuromuscular ultrasound is also reviewed.
2016 October Volume 22, e1-e25
Coding in Neuroimaging

Fritz, Joseph V.; Myers, Bennett

2016 August Volume 22, 1266-1275
Chemodenervation Coding for Neurologists

Wu, Allan D.; Eliashiv, Dawn; Nuwer, Marc

2016 June Volume 22, 951-959
2016 April Volume 22, 626-636
Coding for Dementia

Cohen, Bruce H.; Donofrio, Peter D.

2016 February Volume 22, 270-280
Diagnostic Coding for Epilepsy

Williams, Korwyn; Nuwer, Marc R.; Buchhalter, Jeffrey R.

Accurate coding is an important function of neurologic practice. This contribution to Continuum is part of an ongoing series that presents helpful coding information along with examples related to the issue topic. Tips for diagnosis coding, Evaluation and Management coding, procedure coding, or a combination are presented, depending on which is most applicable to the subject area of the issue.
2015 December Volume 21, 1757-1765
Coding of Neuroinfectious Diseases

Barkley, Gregory L.

Accurate coding is an important function of neurologic practice. This contribution to Continuum is part of an ongoing series that presents helpful coding information along with examples related to the issue topic. Tips for diagnosis coding, Evaluation and Management coding, procedure coding, or a combination are presented, depending on which is most applicable to the subject area of the issue.
2015 October Volume 21, 1455-1460
Critical Care Coding for Neurologists

Nuwer, Marc R.; Vespa, Paul M.

Accurate coding is an important function of neurologic practice. This contribution to Continuum is part of an ongoing series that presents helpful coding information along with examples related to the issue topic. Tips for diagnosis coding, Evaluation and Management coding, procedure coding, or a combination are presented, depending on which is most applicable to the subject area of the issue.
2015 August Volume 21, 1157-1164
Coding for Headaches

Victorio, M. Cristina; Cohen, Bruce H.

2015 June Volume 21, 844-860
Coding in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry

Fritz, Joseph V.; McVige, Jennifer; Mechtler, Laszlo

2015 April Volume 21, 487-498
Coding for Neuro-oncology

Cohen, Bruce H.

2015 February Volume 21, 211-217
Diagnosis Coding for Spinal Cord Disorders

Buchhalter, Jeffrey

Accurate coding is an important function of neurologic practice. This contribution to CONTINUUM is part of an ongoing series that presents helpful coding information along with examples related to the issue topic. Tips for diagnosis coding, Evaluation and Management coding, procedure coding, or a combination are presented, depending on which is most applicable to the subject area of the issue.
2014 December Volume 20, 1692-1703
2014 October Volume 20, 1435-1450
Coding in Peripheral Neuropathy

Jones, Lyell K. Jr

2014 August Volume 20, 1075-1083
Coding in Neuro-ophthalmology

Frishberg, Benjamin M.

2014 June Volume 20, 690-695
2014 April Volume 20, 441-443
Coding for Telestroke

Ingall, Timothy J.; Demaerschalk, Bart M.

2014 February Volume 20, 186-190
Coding in Pregnancy With a Focus on Epilepsy

Yerby, Mark S.; Powers, Laura B.

2013 December Volume 19, 1709-1714
2013 October Volume 19, 1406-1415
2010 April Volume 16, 231-233
CODING TABLE

Powers, Laura B.; Wink, Marianne

2010 June Volume 16, 250-254
CODING TABLE

Powers, Laura B.; Buchhalter, Jeffrey

2010 August Volume 16, 175-187
CODING TABLE

Hart, John Jr

2010 October Volume 16, 243-246
CODING TABLE

Janus, Todd J.

2010 December Volume 16, 171-178
CODING TABLE

Powers, Laura B.; Nuwer, Marc R.

2011 February Volume 17, 159-168
Coding Table

Powers, Laura B.

2011 April Volume 17, 353-358
Coding Table

Tardo, Carmela L.

2011 June Volume 17, 635-640
Coding Table

Barrett, Anna M.; Powers, Laura B.

2011 August Volume 17, 882-886
Coding Table

Tardo, Carmela L.; Powers, Laura B.

2011 October Volume 17, 1129-1134
Coding Issues Current Procedural Terminology Evaluation and Management Coding for Neurologic Consultations

Powers, Laura B.

Accurate coding is an important function of neurologic practice. This section of CONTINUUM, contributed by members of the AAN Medical Economics and Management Committee, includes helpful coding information and examples related to the issue topic. This section may include diagnosis coding, evaluation and management coding, procedure coding, or a combination, depending on which is most useful for the subject area of the issue.
2011 December Volume 17, 1344-1348
Coding Issues: Coding for Stroke Prevention

Powers, Laura B.

Accurate coding is an important function of neurologic practice. This section of CONTINUUM, contributed by members of the AAN Medical Economics and Management Committee, includes helpful coding information and examples related to the issue topic. This section may include diagnosis coding, evaluation and management coding, procedure coding, or a combination, depending on which is most useful for the subject area of the issue.
2012 February Volume 18, 185-191
Coding Issues

Donofrio, Peter D.

Accurate coding is an important function of neurologic practice. This section of CONTINUUM, contributed by members of the AAN Medical Economics and Management Committee, includes helpful coding information and examples related to the issue topic. This section may include diagnosis coding, evaluation and management coding, procedure coding, or a combination, depending on which is most useful for the subject area of the issue.
2012 April Volume 18, 426-430
Coding Issues: Evaluation and Management Tips for Neuro-oncology Visits

Cohen, Bruce H.

Accurate coding is an important function of neurologic practice. This section of CONTINUUM, contributed by members of the AAN Medical Economics and Management Committee, includes helpful coding information and examples related to the issue topic. This section may include diagnosis coding, evaluation and management coding, procedure coding, or a combination, depending on which is most useful for the subject area of the issue.
2012 June Volume 18, 669-677
2012 August Volume 18, 905-915
Coding for Headache

Silberstein, Stephen D.; Powers, Laura B.

2012 October Volume 18, 1167-1171
2012 December Volume 18, e1-e2
2013 February Volume 19, 229-235
Coding for Sleep Disorders

Molano, Jennifer Rose V.

2013 April Volume 19, 480-488
Coding for Behavioral Neurology

Hart, John Jr; Womack, Kyle B.; Powers, Laura B.

2013 June Volume 19, 806-812
Diagnostic Coding for Epilepsy

Buchhalter, Jeffrey

2013 August Volume 19, 1100-1103
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