by Dr. Jon Elion | Jan 7, 2015

In my previous blog entry, I discussed 6 key elements needed in the documentation of potential malnutrition. Now let’s look at some pointers on reviewing the chart of a patient where the diagnosis of malnutrition is being considered. There have been several well-publicized instances where hospitals have gotten into trouble for their coding and billing …VIEW DETAILS

by Dr. Jon Elion | Dec 17, 2014

The proper documentation and associated coding and billing of malnutrition remains a challenge for clinicians and HIM professionals alike. The recently-published “ASPEN Guidelines” have helped provide a more standardized approach, but still need to be properly interpreted and applied. The guidelines recommend that the diagnosis of adult malnutrition be based on the presence of two …VIEW DETAILS

by Dr. Jon Elion | Oct 20, 2014

You know, with Halloween just around the corner, physicians may find it comforting to know that ICD-10 does not need to be on our list of scary things. We’ve all heard so much about ICD-10 I think we’re getting a bit numbed to the subject and having trouble separating fact from fiction. Of course, many …VIEW DETAILS

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