Neoplasm coding in ICD-10-CM is similar to the current ICD-9-CM coding. Most benign and all malignant neoplasm codes are found in chapter 2 of ICD-10-CM, just as in ICD-9-CM, according to Betty Hovey, BA, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H, CPCD, CCS-P, PCS, CCP, CIC, RMC. She explains some of the ICD-10-CM guidelines for proper coding.
ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM stroke and coma codes reveal many similarities and some important differences. Alice Zentner, RHIA, and James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, explain the changes and what coders need to know to prepare for ICD-10-CM stroke and coma coding.
Retain. Train. Assess. Investigate. Analyze. HIM professionals have undoubtedly come across action verbs like these since HHS announced the replacement of the ICD-9-CM code set with the more advanced ICD-10-CM code set currently used in other nations. Mark Jahn, Luisa Dileso, RHIA, MS, CCS, and James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, explain what HIM professionals need to do over the next two years to be ready for the final implementation date of October 1, 2014.
HHS will delay implementation of ICD-10 by one year, from October 1, 2013, to October 1, 2014. HHS announced the delay as part of the Administrative Simplification: Adoption of a Standard for a Unique Health Plan Identifier; Addition to the National Provider Identifier Requirements; and a Change to the Compliance Date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10thEdition (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) Medical Data Code Sets final rule released August 24.