ICD-101: Use in-house expertise for ICD-10 training

Carl Natale
by Carl Natale

Medical coders are going to need to know the right root operation when coding procedures in ICD-10-PCS. Here's a case where better documentation is going to help.

There also is a training option.  Donna Smith  suggests recruiting physicians to teach medical coders what happens in common procedures. At the same time, medical coders could show the physicians how those procedures will be coded in ICD-10-PCS.

This example shows that not every training needs seminars or outside classes. It utilizes the expertise you have in-house to improve ICD-10 preparedness.

To help with that, here are some examples using ICD-10 codes:

This is a weekly feature that I use to highlight practical tips on how to use and understand ICD-10-CM/PCS codes. Please let me know of any other sources that I can include.