Counteract the negative hype of ICD-10-CM with well-informed benefits. Many people focus on the differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM, and the problems that implementing a new diagnosis code set may cause. I prefer to focus on the positive aspects of moving to ICD-10-CM. Providers Benefit in Many Ways The best thing about ICD-10-CM is that ...
From the general media coverage of ICD-10 implementation, it would appear coders will be spending an overwhelming amount of time after October 1 trying to code scenarios such as whether a patient was injured by contact with a dolphin (W56.0-), sea lion (W56.1-), orca (W56.2-), or other marine mammal (W56.3-). However, unless coders are already ...
Nov 1st, 2008
September Meeting Offers Surprises, Old Arguments By Tina Cressman, MALS, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H-I, CPC-P, CCS-P, MCS-P, MCS-I, CMC Where were you when you first learned about ICD-9-CM? If you have been in health care since 1977, when it was first proposed, you remember when ICD-9-CM was new and exciting. If you have any old ICD-9-CM ...