Complete capture of procedure codes in ICD-9-CM helps to ensure accurate translation to ICD-10-PCS. Donna M. Smith and Patricia L. Belluomini, RHIA, reveal coding errors—including omission of procedure codes—that make the translation process more challenging.
At first glance, codes for insertion, removal, and revision of pacemakers look quite different in ICD-10-PCS. Kimberly J. Carr, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, and Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, compare and contrast pacemaker procedure coding in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-PCS.
The 2014 draft ICD-10-PCS guidelines include a code for the usage of a robotic-assist device in surgery, something coders can currently report in ICD-9-CM. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , compares documentation requirements for coding robotic-assisted surgery in both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-PCS.