ICD-10-CM/PCS coding will require new levels of specificity

Carl Natale
by Carl Natale
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:

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.