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Appropriately report spinal procedures in ICD-10-PCS

Assigning the appropriate ICD-10-PCS code for spinal procedures can be a challenge for inpatient coders as they need to correctly identify each character of the seven-character code. In this article, Nena Scott, MSEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CCDS, offers coding tips for reporting spinal surgery cases in ICD-10-PCS and examines the correct use of each character.

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