Take a deep dive into key primary care code changes to ensure you are prepared for the first diagnosis code update in five years and guarantee full reimbursement.
It’s final — more than 3,000 ICD-10-CM code changes are coming. Is your practice ready for the massive code update on Oct. 1? General understanding of ICD-10-CM is not enough. To truly excel as a specialty practice coder, you must understand the nuances of diagnosis codes as applied to the patient population you serve.
Get up-to-speed on ICD-10 code changes for primary care practices so you can bill and code correctly. Coding expert Kim-Marie Walker will break down multiple code changes that affect the following prominent areas:
- 152 code changes to the musculoskeletal section, including bunions, joint pain, fractures and adhesions
- 260 new diabetes combination codes that contain additional disease manifestations, including eye conditions such as macular edema
- 885 new codes in the injury, poisoning and external cause chapter, including complications of implantations
- More than 100 new codes for eye and ear conditions
- 79 new codes for clinical and laboratory findings
- Further edits to the respiratory system, neoplasms and diseases of the blood
- Code updates to relevant national coverage determinations, including smoking cessation services, mammography, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and many more
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