Resources Authored by: Richard Pinson

Clinical Validation – Where do we Stand?

As everyone probably knows by now that the 2017 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, effective October 1, 2016, contains a new, perplexing and problematic section I.A.19 titled “Code assignment and Clinical Criteria” regarding clinical diagnostic criteria...

Coding of Pneumonia with COPD

In its 2016 Third Quarter edition, Coding Clinic clarified the use of the following two ICD-10 codes: J44.0:  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection J44.1:  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with (acute) exacerbation...