by Carl Natale
Posted on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 - 11:08 am
The cliche "The devil is in the details" can sum up the debate surrounding ICD-10 implementation. The increased details require increased documentation and make the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets look very imposing to learn.
Perhaps learning becomes less imposing by learning a bit at a time. So take this week to understand the details required to properly code neoplasms and external causes:
- Learn how ICD-10 will affect maternal fetal medicine procedures: The ICD-10-PCS codes are very different from the ICD-9-CM procedure codes. (justcoding.com)
- Be very, very quiet–we’re hunting ICD-10-CM codes: A light look at some external causes of mortality. (ICD-10 Trainer)
- Complete the patient's story with ICD-10-CM external cause codes: How to apply external causes and how it can help. (justcoding.com)
- Learn differences for coding neoplasms in ICD-10-CM now: It shouldn't surprise you there is greater detail. (ICD-10 Trainer)
- Specificity key to neoplasm coding in ICD-10-CM: Speaking of neoplasms, here's a post from August. (justcoding.com)
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.