Chapters 10-21: Tabular List addenda reveals changes that allow for more precise diagnosis coding. The ICD-10-CM Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries 2018 Addenda provides an overview of the many changes made to the code set for the upcoming year. To prepare for these changes, let’s review what is new, deleted, or revised in chapters ...
Know the risks and educate providers of the new specificity for coding recurrent. For 2018, there is an important change in ICD-10 when assigning a diagnosis code for clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infection (CDI). CDI Is a Significant Threat Each year, healthcare treats close to 3 million episodes of CDI, an infection by an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming ...
Look to documentation for clues that tell you if a patient’s cancer is active or past history. By Emily Bredehoeft, COC, CPC, AAPC Fellow A hot topic in oncology is when to start coding history of cancer rather than active cancer. Luckily, ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting provides an answer. Section 1.C.2 Provides ...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a blanket term for progressive diseases of the lower respiratory tract — most commonly, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Approximately 15.7 million men and women in the United States were reportedly diagnosed with COPD in 2015; millions more are believed to go undiagnosed every year, according to the Centers for ...
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Oct 16th, 2017
2018 ICD-10-CM includes many new, revised, and deleted diagnosis codes, some of which pertain to mental disorders. To save you the time it takes to cross walk these codes to their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) counterparts (or vice versa), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has done it for you. For 2018, there ...