With the release of the FY 2017 updates to the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines, there’s a lot for coding professionals to review.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) both present ways to classify diseases. Then why is there a need to have both systems you might ask?
Although many HIM professionals and coding professionals were just starting to get comfortable with ICD-10-CM/PCS, it is time to prepare for the thousands of new ICD-10 changes coming soon.
The codes for pathologic fractures with osteoporosis require a seventh character to indicate episode of care. Coding professionals will need additional details to capture the correct codes in ICD-10-CM.
There has been some confusion among coding professionals regarding interpretation of the coding guideline of “with.” There are 53 instances of “with” subterm conditions listed under the main term Diabetes.
The definitions and clinical criteria of sepsis and septic shock have been revised. What does this change mean for the coding professional?