ICD-10-CM/PCS coding will require new levels of specificity
While physicians and politicians have focused on the specificity of ICD-10 diagnosis codes as a potential practice killer, ICD-10 procedure codes have been mostly ignored.
Probably because only hospitals will have to worry about the new level of detail to be required to assign ICD-10-PCS codes. Not only will medical coders have to identify what was the medical procedure, but how it was performed.
Regardless, you can prepare for the increased specificity by checking out these ICD-10 coding cases:
- ICD-10-CM/PCS – Part 53: Coding diagnoses and procedures associated with perinatal conditions. (Codebusters)
- Run, it’s a bull: Strangely enough, there's not an ICD-10-CM code for gored by a bull. (ICD-10 Trainer)
- ICD-10: 1 Code for Malignant Tonsil? – Not Any More: There will be four ICD-10-CM codes and more secondary codes. (SuperCoder Bolt)
- Not-so-fabulous Fourth of July: There's more than fireworks injuries to worry about. (ICD-10 Trainer)
— PrognoCIS (@prognocis) July 13, 2015
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