Tag Archive | "Z codes"

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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Get to Know Aftercare Z Codes: Official Guidelines and Examples

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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How many of the 15 pages on Z codes have you read in the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting? More than a page is devoted to aftercare visit codes in Section I.C.21.c.7. Here’s a quick refresher on what you should know about aftercare coding, including the ICD-10 twist for injury codes. The Basic […]

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3 Helpful Z Code Hints Every Eye Care Coder Should Know

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Poor ICD-10 Z codes. All the way at the end of the code list and often overlooked. They don’t even get the attention W codes do for interesting adventures involving turtles. But Z codes do have an important role to play, and today we’re going to show them some love. Let’s look at what these […]

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