Demystify the new guideline and understand its impact when assigning diagnosis codes. Generally, ICD guidelines that instruct readers on the proper use of ICD codes do not change dramatically from year to year. But in August 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for fiscal ...
In ICD-10
Nov 1st, 2016
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) released an issue brief providing additional information to organizations regarding several key points of confusion for healthcare providers and organizations. The brief primarily addresses Guideline 19 from the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines. WEDI also further clarifies ICD-10 flexibilities in the document. According to WEDI, Guideline 19 has ...