Coders and clinicians seem to speak different languages. CDI specialists often serve as the translators between clinicians and coders, so it's important that all three groups work together. Cheryl Ericson, RN, MS, CCDS, CDIP , AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, Darice M. Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA , Jonathan Elion, MD, Kathy DeVault, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P , and William E. Haik, MD, FCCP, CDIP , offer tips for determining when to query.
Coders may struggle to differentiate the ICD-10-PCS root operations excision and resection. Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, and Mark Dominesey, RN, BSN, MBA, CCDS, CDIP, explain why excision is the root operation of choice for excisional debridement and sebaceous cyst removal.