Fire up those ICD-10 codes of summer

Carl Natale
by Carl Natale
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.

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:

Free quiz: ICD-10-PCS Medical and Surgical codes for the lower veins (

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.