Patient Safety Indicator 15 tracks events during surgical procedures that can hurt patients, but not whether the patient actually suffers harm from the event. Robert S. Gold, MD, identifies some of the challenges involved with this quality measure.
Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, and Cheryl Ericson, MS, RN, CCDS, CDIP, compare and contrast coding for poisonings and adverse effects in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM and explain the new concept of underdosing.
Q: Should “diabetes with gastroparesis” be coded as 536.3, diabetes with a complication code? I understood that the term ‘"with’" can link two diagnoses, but that it does not represent a cause-and-effect relationship. Can you please clarify this, and why a cause-and-effect relationship can be assumed in the term “diabetes with gastroparesis”?
Coders tell a patient’s story with a principal diagnosis and additional diagnoses, some of which are CCs or MCCs. William E. Haik, MD, FCCP, CDIP, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, James Fee, MD, CCS, CCDS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, and Cheryl Ericson, MS, RN, CCDS, CDIP, explain the value of educating physicians and coders about CCs and MCCs.