ICD-10-CM Sequela Q: I have a question regarding the seventh character extensions in ICD-10. Are there specific rules to follow when classifying a visit as active treatment? As I understand it, if the patient is still receiving medication refills, activity restrictions, physical therapy without significant improvement, etc., the patient is receiving active treatment.  We billed S33.5XXA ...
In Coding
May 1st, 2014
Recognize new coding conventions and brush up on your anatomy for proper coding. By Heidi Stout, CPC, COSC, CCS-P Orthopaedic injury coding in ICD-10 is not business as usual. Codes can be up to seven characters long, and are organized by anatomic site rather than by injury type. Codes for post-operative complications are in the body ...
In Coding
Apr 1st, 2014
Many codes in Chapter 19 of ICD-10-CM (Injury, Poisoning, and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes (S00-T88)) require a 7th character to identify the episode of care: initial, subsequent, or sequela. With the exception of the fracture codes, most Chapter 19 codes have three 7th character values: A – Initial encounter D – Subsequent encounter ...