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Crash Course: Compare ICD-10-CM 2019 Official Guidelines for Post-Op Sepsis to 2018 Rules

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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The ICD-10-CM 2019 Official Guidelines are out and offer more details on how to use new codes for sepsis following a procedure. Take a look at what’s new and get a handle on how to sequence these codes. Remember These New Codes to Improve Sepsis Coding ICD-10-CM 2019 includes these two new codes with instructional […]

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Did You Know? AHA Says Nonphysician Documentation Supports Z55-Z65

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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Reporting ICD-10-CM social information codes (Z55-Z65) based on documentation from nonphysicians is OK, according to official guidelines from the AHA. Before you change your approach to coding, here are the facts. Locate the Original Coding Clinic® Q&A In early 2018, AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS (vol. 5, no. 1) published an answer to […]

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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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