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International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification. ICD-10-CM is a clinical modification of the World Health Organization’s ICD-10 for medical coding and reporting in the U.S. ICD-10-CM includes the level of detail needed for morbidity classification and diagnostic specificity. It also provides code titles and language that complement accepted clinical practice. In 2013, the U.S. will adopt ICD-10 as an updated, expanded follow-up to ICD-9-CM, the previous standard. ICD-10-CM consists of more than 68,000 codes, compared to approximately 13,000 ICD-9-CM codes. ICD-10-CM codes have the potential to reveal more about quality of care, so that data can be used in a more meaningful way to better understand complications, better design clinically robust algorithms, and better track the outcomes of care. ICD-10-CM incorporates greater specificity and clinical detail to provide information for clinical decision-making and outcomes research.

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Coding focus as the pandemic continues

June 17th, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA, Bobbie Starkey

Now that we have seen many cases of COVID-19 being treated and recovered patients moving on with their “new normal” lives (at least in some states), we should take a […]

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For the time-challenged: ICD-10 FY 2021 update summary

June 15th, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

Time is seriously weird stuff. 2020 so far has had that dream/nightmare quality that is somehow fast and slow at the same time. My memory of February, only four months […]

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A refresher on the coding of poisoning, underdosing, toxic and adverse effects during the pandemic

June 10th, 2020 / By Sue Belley, RHIA

Update: On June 15, several days after this blog posted, the FDA revoked their Emergency Use Authorization for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19. The alert states, “Based […]

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2021 ICD-10-CM updates: Looking ahead to October

June 5th, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Just when you started to get comfortable with the 2020 ICD-10-CM changes, CMS has published their list of proposed diagnosis code updates for October. Is it really that time of […]

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COVID-19: pregnancy and newborn coding

May 18th, 2020 / By Bobbie Starkey

We have been flooded with news stories about COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the health and well-being of different segments of the population: the elderly, patients with underlying chronic condition and […]

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COVID-19 coding for outpatient and physician services

April 20th, 2020 / By Colleen Deighan, RHIA

As we work to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have learned that many people may be sick with the virus for 1-2 weeks prior to developing symptoms. The most […]

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Webinar: Best practices for documenting surgical complications

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN, Audrey Howard, RHIA

How can you be certain that your codified data accurately reflects the physician’s documentation—especially when surgical complications are involved? Review our April webinar with 3M experts Audrey Howard and Cheryl […]

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COVID-19 and sepsis coding: New guidelines

April 2nd, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA

During a pandemic, healthcare information is gathered, studied, and published rapidly by scientists, epidemiologists and public health experts without the usual processes of review. Our understanding is rapidly evolving and […]

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CDC announces April 1 implementation of ICD-10-CM COVID-19 code

March 18th, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

March 23 update: CMS has posted a one-page summary document outlining the ICD-10 MS-DRG code assignment and definitions for the new COVID-19 code, effective for discharges on or after April 1, […]

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Coding for COVID-19: Latest guidelines, part 2

March 11th, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA

This blog was posted March 11, 2020. Read the latest coding guidance here. I have received many questions regarding the coding of COVID-19 and other coronavirus types since the publication […]

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Preventive healthcare: Colorectal screenings

March 1st, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

At this point in my life, many individuals I know have been touched by cancer in one way or another. Since March is colorectal cancer month, this seemed like an […]

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Interoperability planning for COVID-19 surveillance

February 12th, 2020 / By Pam Banning

Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province, is under siege. Hundreds of thousands of people are being screened for fever and observable signs of illness at travel junctures. Nearby […]