ICD-10-CM expands the coding options for phobias, eating disorders, and pervasive developmental disorders. Betty Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD , reviews these disorders and how to report them in ICD-10-CM.
Body mass index (BMI) reporting is becoming more important as a diagnostic tool for providers, and ICD-10-CM will expand the ability to accurately report it. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC , looks at documentation concerns and coding concepts for BMI in both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM.
The 2015 OPPS proposed rule , released July 3 by CMS, is relatively short at less than 700 pages, but contains refinements to the previously introduced Comprehensive APC policy and significant packaging of ancillary services.
Q: We are coding for pain management procedures and have been doing dual coding in ICD-9-CM and CPT ®. With a medial branch block ablation at two levels for L3-L4 and L4-L5 for a bilateral injection, we are coding: ICD-9-CM procedure code 04.2 (destruction of cranial and peripheral nerves) CPT codes 64635 (destruction by neurolytic agent, paravertebral facet joint nerve[s], with imaging guidance [fluoroscopy or CT]; lumbar or sacral, single facet joint) and 64636 (destruction by neurolytic agent, paravertebral facet joint nerve[s], with imaging guidance [fluoroscopy or CT]; lumbar or sacral, each additional facet joint [List separately in addition to code for primary procedure]), each with modifier -50 (bilateral procedure) appended. What would be your recommendation for the ICD-10-PCS code? Currently we are coding 015B3ZZ (destruction, lumbar nerve, percutaneous) twice. We are not sure if we should be picking this code up twice or only once.