The transition from ICD-9-CM Volume 3 procedure codes to the ICD-10-PCS coding system is proving to be very challenging for coders. Guidelines state that it is not the responsibility of physicians to change the common procedural terminology they use to document their procedures but is instead the responsibility of the coder to take the surgeons procedural language and translate it into ICD-10-PCS codes. The 2017 Coders’ Desk Reference for ICD-10-PCS Procedures has been developed to address this challenge. Organized by ICD-10-PCS common procedural nomenclature used in the hospital setting and linked to the related root operation table(s), the procedure is described in layman’s terms, translated to ICD-10-PCS root operation terminology, and the corresponding root operation table(s) is identified.
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