Cheryl Manchenton, RN, BSN, CCDS, CPHM, writes that when it comes it reporting novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our understanding of it and its sequelae/manifestations is continually evolving. There is one “manifestation” of COVID-19 that is of interest for experimental treatment: cytokines.
Adrienne Commeree, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CEMC, CPIP, reviews Chapter 11 of the ICD-10-CM manual, Diseases of the Digestive System, as attention must be paid to the coding conventions and general coding guidelines when reviewing the manual for correct code assignment. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2021 ICD-10-CM code set, which includes 490 new, 58 deleted, and 47 revised ICD-10-CM codes. Along with updates to the Tabular index, these changes include new codes for reporting chronic kidney disease and body mass index.