Coders may struggle to differentiate between ICD-10-PCS root operations Excision and Resection. Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, and Mark Dominesey, RN, BSN, MBA, CCDS, CDIP, illustrate the details that will help coders arrive at the correct root operation.
Some of the most significant changes in cardiovascular coding in ICD-10-CM involve coding for myocardial infarctions (MI). Laura Legg, RHIT, CCS , and Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, review new guidelines and specificity involved in ICD-10-CM MI coding.
ICD-10-CM provides many more combination codes for drug- and alcohol-related diagnoses than ICD-9-CM. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, explains how this could actually result in less work for coders.
CMS posted updated versions of all the guidance documents posted on the Inpatient Hospital Review site. The agency also posted a new document reviewing the status of the probe and educate audits, including examples of some of the errors the MACs have found in audits thus far.