ICD-10-CM includes separate chapters for diseases of the eye and diseases of the ear, a change from ICD-9-CM, where both diseases are included in the nervous system codes. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, explains how the ICD-10-CM codes for diseases of the eyes and ears are similar to and different from ICD-9-CM codes.
The use of dual coding is frequently discussed and debated as a way to prepare for the transition to ICD-10. Donna Smith, RHIA, Thea Campbell, MBA, RHIA, Gloryanne Bryant, BS, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, and Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, evaluate the pros and cons of dual coding.
Deborah Grider, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC, CPCD, CCS-P, CDIP, senior manager at Blue and Company in Indianapolis, an industry expert on ICD-10, provides preparation tips and action steps for ICD-10 implementation.
On January 9, the American Medical Association sent out a notification of errata in the 2014 CPT ® Manual . The AMA followed with a January 16 correction saying the errata file is for the 2013 CPT Manual .