A complication basically refers to an unexpected result, outcome, or event. Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, Cheryl Ericson, MS, RN, CCDS, CDIP, and Trey La Charité, MD , detail when to report a complication and highlight the differences in complication coding between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM.
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a minimally invasive procedure to open up blocked coronary arteries. Laura Legg, RHIT, CCS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, Mary H. Stanfill, MBI, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, and Sara Clark, RHIA, MLS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, explain how coders will report PTCA in ICD-10-PCS.
The physician documented “encephalopathy” in the progress note of a patient who was admitted with a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and/or possible seizures. James S. Kennedy , MD, CCS, CDIP, discusses what to consider when determining whether to code the encephalopathy.