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As part of the 2009 Addenda for ICD-9-CM, an expansion has been made changing the three digit code 488 to a category, with two new codes added: 488.0, Influenza due to identified avian influenza virus, and 488.1, Influenza due to identified novel H1N1 influenza virus. These codes have been created to provide data capture for […]
Study frequency guidelines before you bill for counseling services. Question: A 60-year-old established Medicare patient with a confirmed diagnosis of vanishing lung (emphysema) reports to the family physician (FP) for a medication check and blood work; the patient is a moderate smoker. During the medication check and blood work, which took about 5 minutes, the […]
If patient’s critical care and visit satisfies time regs, 99291 is the better bet. When scouring the notes for evidence of an emergency department caveat scenario, coders can easily forget to ask themselves one simple question: Can I report a critical care code for this scenario? The answer’s yes more often than you might think, […]
Check out these ICD-10 ob-gyn diagnosis coding equivalents. Question: A patient presented for an initial OB visit. Another clinic confirmed her pregnancy, but she has never received prenatal care. The patient got her usual initial OB service (i.e. lab orders), Pap smear, and chlamydia trachomatis (CT)/neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) screening. After discussing some concerns with the […]
The 2010 ICD-10-CM files below contain information on the new diagnosis coding system, ICD-10-CM, that is being developed as a replacement for ICD-9-CM, Volumes 1 and 2.
ICD-10-PCS is a code set designed to replace Volume 3 of ICD-9-CM for inpatient procedure reporting. It will be used by hospitals and by payers. ICD-10-PCS is significantly different from Volume 3 and from CPT® codes and will require significant training for users.
We’ve got the link to a nifty ICD-9 to ICD-10 code translator. Maybe I’m getting old, but I just can’t believe we’re about to ring in the second decade of the 21st century. It seems like just yesterday I was toasting the new millennium and breathing a sigh of relief that “Y2K” wasn’t the big […]
Do N95.0 and N95.2 look foreign? Get your ob-gyn ICD-10 equivalents now. Spare yourself denial hot flashes by taking this three-part postmenopausal abnormality scenario challenge. Fill In These Blanks Using Your ICD-9 Book