ICD-10-PCS will completely change the way coders report inpatient procedures. Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, and Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, reveal potential trouble spots for the new coding system.
In ICD-10-CM, to tell the patient’s whole story, coders need to report external cause codes. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, explains the benefits of these codes and how to report them.
The only difference between ICD-10-PCS root operations Excision and Resection is the amount of the body part removed. Jennifer Avery, CCS, COC, CPC, CPC-I, Anita Rapier, RHIT, CCS, and Cheree Lueck, BSN, RN, provide tips for determining the correct root operation.