Q: We have patients being admitted for COVID-19 and most of them have a laundry list of various manifestations and complications. Do all manifestations and complications need to be reported in ICD-10-CM?
Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O, writes that it’s important for inpatient coders to acquaint themselves with any underlying conditions related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to ensure accurate reporting, reimbursement, and data gathering.
On July 30 CMS announced the addition of 12 new ICD-10-PCS codes to describe the Introduction or Transfusion of therapeutics for treating patients with COVID-19. These new codes became effective August 1.
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