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Prepare to Shift 617 Codes to N80 Codes in 2013

Posted on 13. Sep, 2011 by .

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You have reason to rejoice – here’s why.

Endometriosis is a benign condition in which tissue that looks like endometrial tissue grows in abnormal places in the abdomen.

Here’s how you report these conditions now:

  • 617.0, Endometriosis of the uterus
  • 617.1, Endometriosis of the ovary
  • 617.2, Endometriosis of the fallopian tube
  • 617.3, Endometriosis of pelvic peritoneum
  • 617.4, Endometriosis of rectovaginal septum and vagina
  • 617.5, Endometriosis of intestine
  • 617.8, Endometriosis of other specified sites
  • 617.9, Endometriosis site unspecified (more…)

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Your ADD/ADHD Coding Will Change Dramatically Under ICD-10

Posted on 24. Aug, 2011 by .

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Tip: Code range for these conditions will expand from just two options to five.

You may know the diagnosis codes for ADD and ADHD by heart–but you’ll be able to push those ICD-9 codes out of your mind when Oct. 1, 2013 rolls around. Under the ICD-9 coding system, coders are familiar with the following codes for these conditions:

314.00–Attention deficit disorder, without mention of hyperactivity

314.01–Attention deficit disorder, with hyperactivity

Know These ICD-10 Changes: Under the ICD-10 coding system, you’ll find that your diagnosis coding options are expanded and require more specificity, with the following codes as options: (more…)

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How Lyme Disease Will Change In 2013

Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by .

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Tip: Lyme disease series expands out to five options under ICD-10.

With Lyme disease coding being tricky to begin with, you’re in for more excitement once the diagnosis coding system switches over to ICD-10.

You should currently report 088.81 (Lyme disease) if a patient has a confirmed case of Lyme disease. Under ICD-10, however, your coding options will expand to the following code set: (more…)

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You Will Have 2 More Menopause Options in 2013

Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by .

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Here’s what provider needs to provide in his or her documentation.

Menopause that occurs before the age of 40, whether natural or induced, is called ‘premature” menopause. A woman with premature menopause may deal with hot flashes, mood swings, and other symptoms that accompany menopause. Currently, you’ll report this with 256.31 (Premature menopause). (more…)

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G89 Family Will Bring Chronic, Acute Pain Options

Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by .

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One-to-one cross from ICD-9 eases transition.

When ICD-10 goes into effect in October 2013, you’ll have lots of new codes to learn when your physician diagnoses acute or chronic pain. Fortunately, each existing diagnosis has a straight crossover with a structure almost identical to ICD-9. Common choices under ICD-10 will include: (more…)

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ICD-10: I42.- Requires More Cardiomyopathy Details Than 425.4 Does

Posted on 08. Jul, 2011 by .

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Tip: A diagnosis that falls under an ICD-9 ‘other’ code may have its own ICD-10 code.

Under ICD-9, when the manual doesn’t offer a code specific to your diagnosis, you usually choose one of the catch-all “other specified” codes available, such as 425.4 (Other primary cardiomyopathies). When you start applying ICD-10 codes in October 2013, you may find that your catch-all code has been divided into more specific options. Here’s how the ICD-10 counterparts for 425.4 will look. (more…)

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