March ICD-10 Extras
Organizations can find examples of complexity in applied mappings and a glossary of terms in the online version of the March practice brief “Putting the ICD-10-CM/PCS GEMs into Practice.”
According to the practice brief, “A single one-size fits all map might seem like a reasonable solution; however, such a map would mean the code sets were so similar that there would be no point in transitioning to ICD-10-CM/PCS. The correlation of specificity and meaning between the two code sets is not that simple.”
Appendix A, “Examples of Complexity in Applied Mappings,” outlines examples of complexity in applied mappings, which illustrate why a one-size-fits-all map is not possible.
Appendix B, “Glossary of Terms,” outlines definitions for the terms used in the brief.