MS-DRGs won’t change much in the first year after the transition to ICD-10, but hospitals still need to understand the details of the transition. Janice Bonazelli and Dwan Thomas Flowers, MBA, RHIA, CCS, explain how to use the draft ICD-10 MS-DRG Definitions Manual to prepare for MS-DRGs in ICD-10.
The FY 2013 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting probably look very familiar to coders. Lorraine Began, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P, and Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, reveal the similarities and differences between the guidelines for ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM.
ICD-10-PCS differs significantly from ICD-9-CM procedure coding, but fortunately, the Cooperating Parties are providing plenty of guidelines. Laura Legg, RHIT, CCS, discusses some of the key ICD-10-PCS guidelines and why coders should learn them.