Industry Debates Necessity for ICD-10 Delay

Debate has followed the proposed delay of ICD-10, with the healthcare industry arguing whether the call to push back compliance to Oct. 1, 2014 was a political move aimed at appeasing powerful sectors of the healthcare industry or a necessary action to give a struggling industry more time to convert to a complex code set.

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Coding Physician Services

A patient in end-stage renal failure requires outpatient hemodialysis 3 times
a week while he is awaiting kidney transplant. He has an A-V fistula in his
left arm for vascular access. Which

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Coding Diabetes Mellitus in ICD-10-CM

ICD-10-CM diabetes codes complement present medical science—separate type 1 and type 2 diabetes category codes and body system combination codes represent a major improvement over ICD-9-CM.

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ASC Facility Coding

A newborn female is born with polydactyly of the right foot with a total of 5 normal toes and 2 extra digits that do not contain bony structures.

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Coding for Ambulatory Surgery

An ambulatory surgery operative report for a 75-year-old male patient states that the patient received a full- thickness graft of the cheek following lesion removal of a basal carcinoma.

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