Revenue Cycle Coordinator for Anywhere Hospital

You are the Revenue Cycle Coordinator for Anywhere Hospital. The Decision Support department at Anywhere Hospital is concerned because the volume of remittance advice remark code #M39 (The patient is not liable for payment for this service because the advance notice of non-coverage you provided the patient did not comply with program requirements.) on Medicare remittance advice logs has increased over the past three months. Further analysis of the denied claims shows that 75 percent of the claims have code 93798 (physician services for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation with continuous ECG monitoring) present. Therefore, they are requesting that the Revenue Cycle Team perform further investigation for this issue.

After auditing the remittance advice logs and medical records for a sample of cardiac rehabilitation claims, the Revenue Cycle Team has determined that medical necessity is not being met for code 93798. Further, they have discovered that a new LCD was issued for code 93798 in October (three months ago). The ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes that support medical necessity for code 93798 are

I20.1 Angina pectoris with documented spasm I20.8 Other forms of angina pectoris I20.9 Angina pectoris, unspecified I21.01 ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction involving left main coronary artery I21.02 ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction involving left anterior descending coronary artery I21.09 ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction involving other coronary artery of anterior wall I21.11 ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction involving right coronary artery I21.19 ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction involving other coronary artery of inferior wall I21.21 ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction involving left circumflex coronary artery I21.29 ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction involving other sites I21.3 ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction of unspecified site I21.4 Non-ST elevation (NSTEMI) myocardial infarction I22.0 Subsequent ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction of anterior wall I22.1 Subsequent ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction of inferior wall I22.2 Subsequent non-ST elevation (NSTEMI) myocardial infarction I22.8 Subsequent ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction of other sites I22.9 Subsequent ST elevation (STEMI) myocardial infarction of unspecified site I25.10 Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery without angina pectoris I25.111 Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery with angina pectoris with documented spasm I25.118 Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery with other forms of angina pectoris I25.119 Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery with unspecified angina pectoris I25.2* Old myocardial infarction I25.5 Ischemic cardiomyopathy I25.6 Silent myocardial ischemia I25.701 Atherosclerosis of coronary artery bypass graft(s), unspecified, with angina pectoris with documented spasm I25.708 Atherosclerosis of coronary artery bypass graft(s), unspecified, with other forms of angina pectoris I25.709 Atherosclerosis of coronary artery bypass graft(s), unspecified, with unspecified angina pectoris I25.711 Atherosclerosis of autologous vein coronary artery bypass graft(s) with angina pectoris with documented spasm I25.718 Atherosclerosis of autologous vein coronary artery bypass graft(s) with other forms of angina pectoris I25.719 Atherosclerosis of autologous vein coronary artery bypass graft(s) with unspecified angina pectoris I25.721 Atherosclerosis of autologous artery coronary artery bypass graft(s) with angina pectoris with documented spasm I25.728 Atherosclerosis of autologous artery coronary artery bypass graft(s) with other forms of angina pectoris I25.729 Atherosclerosis of autologous artery coronary artery bypass graft(s) with unspecified angina pectoris I25.731 Atherosclerosis of nonautologous biological coronary artery bypass graft(s) with angina pectoris with documented spasm I25.738 Atherosclerosis of nonautologous biological coronary artery bypass graft(s) with other forms of angina pectoris I25.739 Atherosclerosis of nonautologous biological coronary artery bypass graft(s) with unspecified angina pectoris I25.751 Atherosclerosis of native coronary artery of transplanted heart with angina pectoris with documented spasm I25.758 Atherosclerosis of native coronary artery of transplanted heart with other forms of angina pectoris I25.759 Atherosclerosis of native coronary artery of transplanted heart with unspecified angina pectoris I25.761 Atherosclerosis of bypass graft of coronary artery of transplanted heart with angina pectoris with documented spasm I25.768 Atherosclerosis of bypass graft of coronary artery of transplanted heart with other forms of angina pectoris I25.769 Atherosclerosis of bypass graft of coronary artery of transplanted heart with unspecified angina pectoris I25.790 Atherosclerosis of other coronary artery bypass graft(s) with unstable angina pectoris I25.791 Atherosclerosis of other coronary artery bypass graft(s) with angina pectoris with documented spasm I25.798 Atherosclerosis of other coronary artery bypass graft(s) with other forms of angina pectoris I25.799 Atherosclerosis of other coronary artery bypass graft(s) with unspecified angina pectoris I25.810 Atherosclerosis of coronary artery bypass graft(s) without angina pectoris I25.811 Atherosclerosis of native coronary artery of transplanted heart without angina pectoris I25.812 Atherosclerosis of bypass graft of coronary artery of transplanted heart without angina pectoris I25.89 Other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease I25.9 Chronic ischemic heart disease, unspecified I50.22 Chronic systolic (congestive) heart failure I50.32 Chronic diastolic (congestive) heart failure I50.42 Chronic combined systolic (congestive) and diastolic (congestive) heart failure Z48.21 Encounter for aftercare following heart transplant Z48.280 Encounter for aftercare following heart-lung transplant Z94.1 Heart transplant status Z94.3 Heart and lungs transplant status Z95.1 Presence of aortocoronary bypass graft Z95.2 Presence of prosthetic heart valve Z95.3 Presence of xenogenic heart valve Z95.4 Presence of other heart-valve replacement Z95.5 Presence of coronary angioplasty implant and graft Z98.61 Coronary angioplasty status Z98.89 Other specified postprocedural states

Note: ICD-10 code I25.2 (old myocardial infarction) refers to a MI that has occurred more than eight weeks prior to cardiac rehabilitation services.

Further, around $20,790.00 has been written off due to ABNs not being issued for this cardiac rehabilitation service.

INSTRUCTIONS:

What went wrong in the revenue cycle? How would you suggest rectifying this issue? How will your team monitor improvements?

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