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Pair These ICD-10 2018 Official Guideline Updates With Their Code Set Counterparts

Friday, August 18, 2017

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The ICD-10-CM 2018 Official Guidelines are out and ready for review. When you check through the new OGs for changes, take special note of these updates that line up with 2018 code set revisions. Look at Level to Choose ‘In Remission’ Code When you start to apply new codes for substance abuse in remission (you’ll […]

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So Long, Hypertensive Heart Disease Rule … You’ll Be Missed (Kind Of)

Friday, November 4, 2016

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Seeing the ICD-10 Official Guidelines for hypertension change for 2017 felt like the end of an era. There was something fun about knowing you should assume a relationship between hypertension and chronic kidney disease, but NOT between hypertension and heart disease. The updated OGs, which went into effect Oct. 1, 2016, changed that, going for […]

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Be the First to Conquer ICD-10 2017 Official Guideline Changes

Friday, September 16, 2016

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In the previous post about ICD-10 2017, I mentioned the importance of reviewing the updated Official Guidelines. News of the 2017 OGs being out is enough to make any coder’s pulse quicken, and to keep the excitement going, here’s a quick guide to what’s new in the conventions and general coding guidelines. Remove the ‘Interim’ […]

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