The Pain Quick Reference Guide is a tool that can be used to show the necessary documentation points for pain in ICD-10-CM. It includes the coding guidelines related to pain and includes documentation points on chronic pain, neoplasm-related pain, postoperative pain, and chronic pain syndrome. It is in .pdf form that can be copied and shared with anyone.
Director of Publishing at AAPC
Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, has been director of publishing for more than 11 years. Before AAPC he was at Optum for 13 years and Aetna Health Plans prior to that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.
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