External cause codes in ICD-10-CM are intended to provide data for injury research and evaluation of injury prevention strategies. Some are humorous and some are confusing. Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC, explains how and when to use these codes.
If you’re worried about getting your physicians trained for ICD-10, you’re not alone. Thea Campbell, MBA, RHIA, Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, Donna Smith, RHIA, and Sue Belley , MEd, RHIA, CPHQ, offer tips and strategies to educate physicians about the new code sets.
With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders need a solid foundation in anatomy and physiology. To help coders prepare for the upcoming transition, JustCoding will provide an occasional article about specific anatomical locations and body parts as part of a larger series for ICD-10-CM preparation. This month’s column addresses the anatomy of the shoulder.