Q: We are confused about which body part value in ICD-10-PCS should be captured for an incision and drainage (I&D) of a perianal abscess of the left buttocks because the physician documented both “perianal” and “left buttocks.”
CMS is modifying its approach for presenting new technology add-on-payment-related ICD-10-PCS code requests that involve the administration of therapeutic agents for its March 9-10, 2021 ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting.
In this article, Alba Kuqi, MD, CICA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CRCR, CSMC, RHIA, says inpatient coding professionals need to look for signs and symptoms supportive of sepsis in order to report the most accurate codes, which is why staying up to date on the ever-changing clinical criteria for sepsis is so important.
Sarah Nehring, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, writes that ICD-10-CM reporting of sequelae generally requires two codes, but the codes assigned and the sequencing depend on whether the sequela is from a cerebrovascular accident, a traumatic injury, or an infection such as COVID-19. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.