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Z45.0- Will Help You Report Cardiac Device Encounters Next Year

Posted on 22. Aug, 2013 by .

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Prepare to distinguish between pacemaker battery and other parts.

ICD-10 will require you to be a little more specific about coding pacemaker adjustment encounters, but you should have an easier transition to coding automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator (AICD) encounters.

ICD-9-CM Codes:

V53.31, Fitting and adjustment of cardiac pacemaker

V53.32, Fitting and adjustment of automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator

V53.39, Fitting and adjustment of other cardiac device

ICD-10-CM Codes:

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870-897 Open Wound Options Explode to S00-S99 ICD-10 Categories

Posted on 12. Aug, 2013 by .

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Expect more detail for wound type, location.

If you thought ICD-9 provided a lot of granularity for reporting open wounds, think again. You won’t believe the detail you’ll need to document when ICD-10 goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2014.

Describe Cut’s Nature

Although the ICD-9 codes primarily use the terms “open wound” or “laceration,” you’ll need to have more information to describe the wound under ICD-10. For instance, the ICD-10 codes often distinguish laceration, puncture wound, and open bite using different codes.

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I49.3 Gives Ventricular Premature Beats Their Own Code in 2014

Posted on 30. Jul, 2013 by .

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Term swap: ICD-10 uses ‘depolarization’ instead of ‘beats.’

Many Part B practices see patients with premature heartbeat disorders, so you may have those diagnosis codes at the top of your mind. But in your preparations for ICD-10, pay attention to two key premature beat coding changes to ensure clear sailing for your claims.

ICD-9-CM Codes:

  • 427.60, Premature beats unspecified
  • 427.61, Supraventricular premature beats
  • 427.69, Other premature beats

  ICD-10-CM Codes :

  • I49.1, Atrial premature depolarization
  • I49.3, Ventricular premature depolarization
  • I49.40, Unspecified premature depolarization
  • I49.49, Other premature depolarization

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No Need to Stick Your Neck Out When Choosing Chronic Neck Pain Code in 2014

Posted on 16. Jul, 2013 by .

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ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes share a common descriptor.

Chronic pain the neck is a common diagnosis you may be reporting. The good news is that ICD-10 transition will offer no additional challenges for reporting neck pain. You’ll have a simple one-to-one match in ICD-10.

When your surgeon makes a diagnosis of chronic neck pain, you report 723.1 (Cervicalgia) in ICD-10. Your choice will remain simple in ICD-10, when you’ll make an easy switch to M54.2 (Cervicalgia). Diagnosis M54.2 falls under the category “Other Dorsopathies; Dorsalgia.”

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Focus Your Practice’s ICD-10 Prep With CMS Resources

Posted on 26. Jun, 2013 by .

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Don’t miss partial code freeze breather.

The countdown to ICD-10 stands at just over a year, so now is a great time to take a break from focusing on new diagnosis codes and zero in on the transition details your surgery practice needs to know.

We’ve gathered some resources that can help you make sure you’re ready when ICD-10 goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2014.

Make a Clean Transition

You might think you’re ready to go with ICD-10, but you can’t get a jump start on the system.

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Don’t Let Your 2014 “Anxiety” Diagnosis Make You Anxious

Posted on 14. Jun, 2013 by .

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You have a one-to-one correlation, but you do have a descriptor change.

 “Anxiety” is a general term for avoidance-prone disorders. This includes feelings of dread with apparent object or cause. Symptoms include irritability, anxious expectations, or phobias.

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Prep Now for Next Year’s Croup Coding Transition

Posted on 23. May, 2013 by .

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Be ready to signify the cause of the croup under ICD-10.

Coding for children with croup has always been fairly straightforward because ICD-9 offers just one diagnosis code for the condition, which is 464.4. Fortunately, when ICD-10 takes effect next year, you’ll get the benefit of a one-to-one conversion.

Croup results from inflammation around the patient’s larynx and windpipe, causing a bark-like cough in pediatric patients. Currently, you report 464.4 (Croup) for this diagnosis, but

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under ICD-10, J05.0 (Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]) will be your go-to code.

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Neck Pain Will Have an Easy Code Switch in ICD-10

Posted on 09. May, 2013 by .

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Descriptor won’t even change from 723.1 to M54.2.

Chronic neck pain is one of the most common complaints among patients who see a pain management specialist, and a simple one to code from a diagnosis standpoint. You report 723.1 (Cervicalgia).

Your choice will remain simple in ICD-10, when you’ll make an easy switch to M54.2 (Cervicalgia). Diagnosis M54.2 falls under the category “Other Dorsopathies; Dorsalgia.” Note that M54.2 does not apply to cervicalgia due to intervertebral cervical disc disorder. For those situations, ICD-10 directs you to the M50 (Cervical disc disorders) code family.

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Research How to Report Radiation Oncology Procedures in ICD-10-PCS

Posted on 25. Apr, 2013 by .

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Highlight this character for the radioactive isotope.

When you prepare to report a radiology oncology procedure, you need to pay particular attention to characters 3-6, as these specify the radiation, treatment type, modality, and radioactive isotope.

Review Your Seven Digit PCS Structure

When reporting any ICD-10-PCS code, you have seven characters. You can break them down as follows:

Character 1 Section
Character 2 Body System
Character 3 Root Type
Character 4 Treatment Site
Character 5 Modality Qualifier
Character 6 Isotope
Character 7 Qualifier

For radiation oncology services, you can focus on the first character of “D,” because “D” stands for “radiation oncology.”

Specifically, the main focus of your character selection should be the following:

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ICD-10: I82.4 — Names Vessels for Lower Extremity Embolism/Thrombosis

Posted on 10. Apr, 2013 by .

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ICD-10:

I82.4 — Names Vessels for Lower Extremity Embolism/Thrombosis

That’s a change from 453.4x ICD-9 terminology.

 Right now, knowing whether a lower extremity deep vein embolism or thrombosis is proximal or distal is all the information you need to fill out your claim forms. But that won’t be the case once you begin using ICD-10 in October 2014. To get ready for the change, you’ll need to train your surgeons to identify the specific vessel, if possible.

ICD-9 provides the following diagnosis codes for the condition:

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