Knowing spinal anatomy provides the foundation necessary to assign codes both before and after the switch to ICD-10-CM. Shelley C. Safian, Kim Pollock, RN, MBA, CPC, and Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, guide coders through the anatomy and common coding situations in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM.
The transition to ICD-10-CM is coming. The only question is when. Despite the possible delay, coders and other HIM professionals must continue to prepare for the transition. Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, Sandy Nicholson, MA, RHIA, Robert S. Gold, MD, Jennifer Avery, CCS, CPC-H, CPC, CPC-I, and Kim Felix, RHIA, CCS, provide information on how ICD-10-CM will—and will not—differ from ICD-9-CM.