Tag Archive | "ICD-10-CM"

7 Top Tips for Mastering ICD-10-CM 7th Characters

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Diagnosis coding brings the unique challenge of knowing when to use a 7th character on your ICD-10-CM code and then determining which character applies. These tips will help you refine your diagnosis coding skills. Tip 1: Don’t Ignore 7th Character Requirements If ICD-10-CM indicates a code requires a 7th character, you must report a seven-character […]

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Use New Vaping ICD-10-CM Code U07.0 Starting April 1, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

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Diagnosis coding for vaping-related disorders has been a hot topic lately. It’s so hot, that you’re getting a new ICD-10-CM code to be implemented on the unusual date of April 1, 2020, instead of with the usual Oct. 1 update. Start preparing with these tips. Where Can You Find a U Code in ICD-10-CM? Let’s […]

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Your Step-by-Step Guide to ICD-10-CM Coding of Orbital Fractures

Thursday, January 16, 2020

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ICD-10-CM 2020 added dozens of new codes for orbital fractures, which are breaks in the bones surrounding the eye. To help you get to the correct code faster, follow these steps for orbital fracture coding. 1. Check the Orbital Fracture Location Your new ICD-10-CM 2020 options for orbital fractures allows you to identify the location […]

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Get the Latest Vaping Coding Guidance From ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines

Monday, October 28, 2019

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You now have authoritative guidance on ICD-10-CM coding for e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI). One thing you’ll learn: There may be new codes on the way to provide additional detail. December 2020 update: There will be a new ICD-10-CM code for vaping-related disorder, effective April 1, 2020. More information will be […]

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Here’s Where to Turn When Coding for Chest Pain

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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A lot of primary care physicians and specialists see patients presenting with chest pain. In many cases, the provider may not be able to confirm a more specific diagnosis for the encounter. To ensure you’re coding this symptom correctly, follow these pointers on ICD-10-CM coding for chest pain. Use Both the Index and Tabular List […]

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Welcome ICD-10-CM 2020! Do You Know the Code Set’s Secret Language?

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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As of Oct. 1, we are officially applying the 2020 ICD-10-CM code set. Get your diagnosis coding year off to a good start by refreshing your knowledge of some of the not-always-obvious terms essential to accurate claims: NEC, NOS, and, with. If you want full details, check Section I. A of the FY2020 “ICD-10-CM Official […]

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Top 10 ICD-10-CM Official Guideline Updates for 2020

Monday, August 19, 2019

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The FY2020 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGs) are available now so you can prepare for the 2020 diagnosis code changes and rule changes at the same time. Some revisions involved adding a missing word that was already obvious from context, so we won’t cover every change here. But this overview will give […]

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Part 3: Cross the ICD-10-CM 2020 Update Finish Line With Chapters 18-21

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Feeling energized for the last post in our ICD-10-CM 2020 update blog marathon? Today we’ll wrap up our overview of the main changes in each chapter of the diagnosis code set by covering symptoms, fractures, and more. Read Part 1 for news about Chapters 1-10 and Part 2 for Chapters 11-17. Chapter 18: Pick Up […]

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Part 2: Tackle ICD-10-CM 2020 Updates for Chapters 11-17

Monday, July 8, 2019

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You know the highlights of ICD-10-CM 2020 updates for Chapters 1-10 from our last blog post. Now let’s dig in to some of the big points from Chapters 11-17. We’ll wrap up with Chapters 18-21 in Part 3. Remember: These updates are effective Oct. 1, 2019. Be sure your ICD-10-CM resource has the latest codes […]

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Part 1: What’s New in ICD-10-CM 2020, Chapters 1-10?

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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ICD-10-CM 2020 is out now so you can prepare to start using the new code set Oct. 1, 2019. The Tabular List addenda PDF is 36 pages long to fit in 273 new reportable codes along with new subcategories, deletions, revisions, and some very important instruction changes. We’ll cover major points from each ICD-10-CM chapter, […]

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