Most, but not all, guidelines in ICD-10-CM match up to those in ICD-9-CM. S helley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC -I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, highlights some of the main guideline differences for coders to learn before the transition to ICD-10-CM.
When a physician closes off varices, coders must determine the location and method the physician used to correctly build an ICD-10-PCS code. Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, and Gretchen Young-Charles, RHIA, review the components of different procedures for closing off varices and how to code those procedures in ICD-10-PCS.
A large number of the code additions in ICD-10-CM appear in the musculoskeletal section. While fractures account for some of those changes, coders also need to understand how coding for other orthopedic conditions will change in ICD-10-CM. Kristi Stanton, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC, and Kim Carr, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, discuss ICD-10-CM coding for sprains, strains, and dislocations.