The 2023 ICD-10-PCS code update includes 331 new codes and 64 code deletions that take effect this week. This article takes a close look at new ICD-10-PCS codes and guidelines for amputations, laser ablation, and aortic valve replacements. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Audits are crucial to helping CDI and coding teams stay up to date with the fast pace of medicine and continual changes to coding guidelines. Dawn Valdez, RN, LNC, CDIP, CCDS , writes about best practices for auditing and application of audit findings .
Coders must be familiar with updates to the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets for fiscal year 2023 . Audrey Howard, RHIA , reviews new codes and reporting guidelines for dementia, care complications, and vascular procedures as well as updates to MS-DRGs.
Debridement is used to treat serious or chronic wounds that do not heal with standard treatment. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBG , describes five types of debridement and how to report these procedures in ICD-10-PCS.
Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition that occurs when the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Brush up on ICD-10-CM coding for the condition and ICD-10-PCS coding for surgical procedures used to treat it. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
Social determinants of health such as economic stability and access to education significantly impacting health outcomes. Kim Conner, BSN, RN, CCDS, CCDS-O , outlines potentially confusing ICD-10-CM guidelines and documentation challenges that complicate coding for social determinants.