The transition to ICD-10-CM may require coders to brush up on their anatomy and physiology in order to report the most accurate codes. We take a look at the anatomy of the knee and how coding for knee injuries will change in ICD-10-CM.
With the ICD-10-CM implementation date approaching, training and retaining staff that knows the new system is paramount for coding departments. Sabita Ramnarace, MS, RHIA, CCS, CHP , and Rudy Braccili, Jr., MBA, CPAM, review strategies that can help providers develop retention plans in their organization.
The added specificity available in ICD-10-CM allows for more details to be included when reporting bacterial skin infections, such as the location of the infection. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, explains how to identify various types of infection and which codes to use to report them.
A recent survey of healthcare payers and providers by accounting firm KPMG shows that many organizations are lagging when it comes to ICD-10 testing. Nearly three-quarters of respondents said they had yet to begin end-to-end ICD-10 testing or were not planning on conducting it.