The summer heat can lead to an increase in many sun and heat-related illnesses. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, reviews common summer ailments and how to choose the right codes in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM.
The codes for reporting pelvic fractures in ICD-10-CM have expanded, due to added specificity and classification systems that may be new to coders. Review the anatomy of the pelvis to prepare for coding pelvic fractures in ICD-10-CM.
Hospitals will still use CPT ® codes to report procedures after ICD-10 is implemented, but some will also code with ICD-10-PCS. Andrea Clark, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H , reviews the advantages and challenges outpatient facilities may face when using ICD-10-PCS.
October 1, 2015, will be the new ICD-10 implementation date, according to the final rule, Administrative Simplification: Change to the Compliance Date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD–10–CM and ICD-10-PCS) Medical Data Code Set, published in the August 4 Federal Register .
Q: My physicians perform procedures in the office such as angioplasties, catheter insertions, venograms, and repairs of grafts and fistulas. What is the proper way to code the medications they administered during the procedures?