Learn key details about changes to the ICD-10-CM code set and how to prepare your practice for Oct. 1.
Get ready for the first update to ICD-10-CM since the code set took effect last year. It’s also the first update to a diagnosis code set in five years and 10x the volume of changes normally implemented. With over 2,600 code changes, it’s impossible for you to prepare on your own.
Join coding expert Margie Scalley Vaught to get a head start on understanding how to use the new codes starting Oct. 1. We’ll help you break down the changes by chapter and code type to better understand how they will change your ICD-10 coding. We’ll also include a first look at tabular addenda and guideline changes.
Getting a clear understanding of specific changes – e.g., new codes expanding laterality or requiring more specific anatomic documentation – will help you be ready for adoption.
We’ll specifically review and provide guidance on how to use:
- 260 new diabetes mellitus combination codes
- Post-operative complication codes (post-op hemorrhages and hematomas)
- New bunion codes and how they differ from hallux valgus
- New atypical pathological femoral fracture codes, as well as traumatic skull and jaw and foot and ankle fracture codes
- Bilateral extremity nerve disorder codes
- New cerebral infarction codes specific to site and cause, as well as new codes for cognitive and memory deficits related to subarachnoid, intracerebral and intracranial hemorrhage
- New GI codes including cause-specific colitis, site-specific intestinal ischemia, necrotizing enterocolitis, drug and alcohol-induced pancreatitis
- New genito-urinary and prenatal code changes that could help you better support care for a patient with a high-risk pregnancy
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