ICD-10-PCS defines devices for coding purposes in a very specific way. Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, and Mark Dominesey, RN, BSN, MBA, CCDS, CDIP, CHTS-CP, explain how to assign the correct device character in ICD-10-PCS.
Inpatient coders will have a new coding system on October 1, but they won’t have to learn new MS-DRGs. They aren’t changing. However, coders will see some shift in MS-DRG assignment in ICD-10. Donna M. Smith, RHIA, and Lori P. Jayne, RHIA, reveal why the MS-DRG shifts will occur.