Heart Failure

Heart failure documentation must include the following key elements: 1. Type of heart failure Diastolic Systolic Combined Diastolic and Systolic Note: Documentation of Systolic and/or Diastolic Dysfunction does not equate to the type of heart failure. Heart failure and dysfunction … Continued

Major Depressive Disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (fifth edition) defines major depression as an individual experiencing five or more symptoms during the same two-week period, with at least one of the symptoms being either depressed mood or loss of … Continued

Obesity and Major Depressive Disorder

Why is it important to capture the full burden of illness? When you document all of a patient’s chronic conditions accurately at least annually and code to the highest level of specificity, you’re helping your patient get the right care … Continued