ICD-10-PCS does not include unspecified options so coders will need information for each of the seventh characters in the code. Cheryl Ericson, MS, RN, CCDS, CDIP, and Lynn Salois, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, review some of the areas where a surgical query might be needed.
Coding Clinic serves as the Supreme Court in interpreting ICD?9?CM or ICD?10?CM/PCS and their guidelines. James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CDIP, Kyra Brown, RHIA, CCS, and Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, discuss the best ways to use this additional guidance.
Coders will find 50 new codes in ICD-10-PCS for 2016, according to the summary of changes posted by CMS . CMS also introduced a new section for ICD-10-PCS, X (new technology). In addition, guidelines B3.11b, B3.4a, B3.2b, and B4.1b were revised in response to public comment.