After a cerebrovascular accident (CVA, also known as stroke), a patient may suffer additional health problems, lasting after the event has passed. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, compares coding for these lasting effects, known as sequela, in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM.
When it comes to ICD-10-CM/PCS, coders may be the hardest and most directly hit employees. Laura A. Shaffer, PhD, and Monica Lenahan, CCS, explain how hospitals may be lagging behind in terms of actually managing the change for these individuals.
CMS’ Pat Brooks, RHIA, senior technical advisor, Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group, and AHIMA’s Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, senior director, coding policy and compliance, reviewed basic ICD-10 information during a CMS National Provider Call August 22.