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Top Diagnoses Needing Additional Documentation

The transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM will involve significant code changes in certain areas. Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, director of HIM and Coding for HCPro, Inc., in Danvers, Mass, walks you through the major differences in the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes. You will learn to evaluate current documentation for your top diagnosis, determine what additional information providers need to document for ICD-10-CM, and create an action plan for steps you can take now to improve documentation.

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