In Coding
Feb 5th, 2019
Don’t forget to review guideline changes while you familiarize yourself with 2019 code updates. For fiscal year 2019, we have 78,881 ICD-10-PCS codes to work with. Thankfully, there aren’t quite as many updates as last year: 392 new codes, eight revised codes, and 216 deleted codes. As usual, most of the code changes are in ...
This open and expandable procedural code set is nothing to be intimidated by. When outpatient coders talk about ICD-10, they typically mean the ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) code set. But there’s another ICD-10 code set: ICD-10-PCS. If you’re unfamiliar, here’s an introduction. PCS Describes Inpatient Procedures The ICD-10-PCS code set is used to code inpatient procedures; PCS ...
In Coding
Jun 6th, 2018
Don’t let procedural coding intimidate you; it may turn out to be your preferred code set. I admit it: I was very intimidated at the thought of using a procedural coding system (PCS), at first. Prior to Oct. 1, 2015, I coded inpatient procedures using ICD-9-CM Volume 3 codes, which were three to four numeric ...
May 31st, 2018
There are more codes in the ICD-10-Procedure Coding System used by hospitals in 2019’s code set, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recent release. Procedure Code Set Expands The PCS system now has 78,881 codes, growing larger as more codes are added to accomodate procedures being performed on inpatients. Overall, the changes look like ...
In Coding
Aug 1st, 2017
Prepare for the newest procedure codes for use in hospital inpatient settings. For fiscal year 2018, ICD-10-PCS guidelines add approaches, qualifiers, body parts, and updates to accommodate 3,652 new codes, 1,821 revised titles, and 646 code deletions. With the total number of PCS codes increasing from 75,789 in 2017 to 78,705 in 2018, awareness of ...