More LTC Coding Resources
The online version of the October practice brief “ICD-9-CM Coding Guidance for LTC Facilities” includes three additional appendixes that provide more coding guidance for those working in long-term care facilities.
Appendix A outlines what HIM professionals and LTC facilities must consider when planning for the ICD-10-CM transition. Appendix B provides excerpts from the “ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting” on how to code and report principal/first-listed and continued stay diagnoses. Appendix C outlines the regulatory guidance for reporting diagnoses related to reimbursement.
LTC facilities should have sound coding policies and procedure, a current edition of the “ICD-9-CM Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting,” and a current subscription to Coding Clinic to ensure compliance.