Now that coding professionals are all on the same page regarding code assignment, problem solved… right? If only it were that simple.
When I first emerged from school into my life as a new graduate, I had no idea that there was still so much I had to learn.
Where do new ICD-10 codes come from? How can you submit a proposal for a new code? This month’s Code Cracker discusses the process.
It is important to know the difference between anticoagulant drugs and antiplatelet drugs when assigning a Z-code for long term drug use.
The difference in code assignment is based on whether or not the patient has the disease or if the patient is only a carrier of the virus. Some terminology seems to be causing a great deal of confusion in ICD-10, even though it was also listed in ICD-9.
The American Health Information Management Association Standards of Ethical Coding includes new and updated information and guidance as of December 2016.