Fire up those ICD-10 codes of summer
It's Memorial Day and that's enough for me to declare the unofficial start of summer. That means a whole lot of more fun outdoors.
And more diagnoses in examining rooms. Let's take a quick look at diagnosing sunburn.
— VitalWare (@VitalWare) May 27, 2016
If you're looking for beach reading (or poolside), ICD-10 guidelines probably don't come to mind. But thousands of ICD-10 updates do come in effect Oct. 1. So you do want to brush up on some changes:
Proposed Change to Cardiology Coding for MI Types 1 Through 5: There are some proposed changes for classification of myocardial infarction.
Here's a round up of recent articles and posts on how to code diagnoses and procedures in ICD-10:
— ChartWise Medical (@ChartWiseMed) May 26, 2016
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.