Updated ICD-10-CM guidelines, effective October 1, could cause confusion for some coders. Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, looks at how changes to reporting linking conditions measure up to previous guidance.
Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, reviews additional changes to the ICD-10-CM guidelines for 2017, including coding and clinical criteria, new guidelines for Excludes1 notes, and updates for reporting pressure ulcers.
Coders may not be aware of the impact place of service codes can have on coding and billing. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, CDIP, writes about how the codes are used and what coders should know about their application.