Coding debridement of ulcers requires that coders know the type, location, and depth of the ulcer and the treatment provided. Gloria Miller, CPC, and Robert S. Gold, MD, review the clinical and coding aspects of ulcer debridement.
Coders append modifiers to claims every day, but use some modifiers less frequently than others. Lori- Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, discusses the proper use of two less common modifiers, modifiers -62 and -66.
The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently posted the updated ICD-10-CM guidelines . Narrative changes in the guidelines appear in bold text and content that moved within the guidelines is underscored.