In ICD-10-PCS, root operations precisely identify the purpose, intent, or objective of a procedure. Cynthia L. Stewart, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CCS-P, highlights the specific—and often subtle—differences in the definitions of ICD-10-PCS root operations.
Any ICD-10-CM/PCS to-do list wouldn’t be complete without the task of reviewing and revising query templates. Cheryl Robbins, RHIT, CCS, Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, and Sandra L. Macica, MS, RHIA, CCS, provide tips for updating queries for ICD-10.
Coders may be surprised by the expansion and reorganization of codes for diabetes in ICD-10-CM. Pamela Rand, RD, LDN, Bonnie S. Cassidy, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, FHIMSS, and Laura Legg, RHIT, CCS, discuss the differences between coding diabetes in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM.
CMS has uploaded the latest version of the ICD-10-PCS codes that coders will use for reporting inpatient procedures beginning October 1, 2014. The new files also include the 2014 ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting .
Q: How will I report the initial insertion of a dual-chamber pacemaker device in ICD-10-PCS? The physician inserted two leads—one into the atrium and one into the ventricle–using a percutaneous approach into the patient’s chest.