ICD-101: What the devil knows about ICD-10 coding

Carl Natale
by Carl Natale

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:

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.