Do you want to know why there is an ICD-10 code for that?
If you ever wondered how there got to be so many ICD-10 diagnosis codes, clear your schedule for Thursday.
The ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday to discuss proposed changes to the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets. They're going to address ICD-10-PCS codes Wednesday and ICD-10-CM codes Thursday. For example, the tentative agenda Thursday includes:
- Vaccine and prophylactic immunotherapy administration
- External cause codes for over exertion; repetitive motion
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
- Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)
- Acute Pancreatitis
- Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
- Childhood Asymmetric Labium Majus Enlargement (CALME)
- Longitudinal Vaginal Septum
- Prepubertal Vaginal Bleeding
- Prepubertal Vulvovaginitis
- Transverse Septum
- Interruption of Aortic Arch
- Congenital malformations of aorta
- Observation and evaluation of newborns for suspected and ruled-out conditions
- ICD-10-CM Addendum
You can listen in via webcast or dialing in at 877-267-1577 (Meeting ID: 993 955 453). But remember what they say about politics and sausage.
You don't really want to see how either is made.
- Provide training based upon specialty and top 20 most frequently used ICD-9 codes.
- Focus documentation on ICD-10 specificity now.
- Test as soon as possible.
- There is concern that medical coders will nor be prepared for ICD-10-PCS coding.
- Medical coders need feedback and guidance on choosing the correct procedure codes.
- More advanced training and practice is needed.
- ICD-10-PCS terminology doesn't match physician terminology.
- As usual, adequate clinical documentation can be a hurdle.
- Software solutions can be a great help.
- ICD-10 codes will be integral to value-based revenue models.
- ICD-9 coding hinders global public health tracking.