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International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification. ICD-10-CM is a clinical modification of the World Health Organization’s ICD-10 for medical coding and reporting in the U.S. ICD-10-CM includes the level of detail needed for morbidity classification and diagnostic specificity. It also provides code titles and language that complement accepted clinical practice. In 2013, the U.S. will adopt ICD-10 as an updated, expanded follow-up to ICD-9-CM, the previous standard. ICD-10-CM consists of more than 68,000 codes, compared to approximately 13,000 ICD-9-CM codes. ICD-10-CM codes have the potential to reveal more about quality of care, so that data can be used in a more meaningful way to better understand complications, better design clinically robust algorithms, and better track the outcomes of care. ICD-10-CM incorporates greater specificity and clinical detail to provide information for clinical decision-making and outcomes research.

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COVID-19 coding Q&As

June 8, 2022 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Audrey Howard, RHIA

Various ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT® codes may be used to report hospital services for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Here are a few Q&As from our 3M experts Sue Belley […]

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Coding tips: How to code viral sepsis

April 18, 2022 / By Roxana Safari

Coding viral sepsis has been a challenge for coders and has triggered many questions in coding communities since 2016. The question has reemerged during ongoing pandemic with rise of COVID-19 […]

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Refine ICD-10-CM reporting for COVID-19 as a secondary diagnosis

Jan. 26, 2022 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Audrey Howard, RHIA

Twenty-two months into this pandemic and we are starting to understand how all-encompassing COVID-19 is for the inpatient. Thus, when we realize that the inpatient medical record we are coding […]

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Lessons learned from maintaining COVID-19 value sets

Jan. 10, 2022 / By Pam Banning

Our clinical terminology team’s background in nursing, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory and other clinical areas gives us insight into how health care systems are burdened with the sheer volume of data […]

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A “new and improved” normal: Changes for April 1 update announced

Dec. 15, 2021 / By Rhonda Butler

Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) jointly finalized a proposal to make the April 1 update of ICD-10-CM/PCS […]

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Diabetic HCCs: Documenting and capturing complications

Oct. 13, 2021 / By Chris Berg, RHIA

According to the Center for Disease Control’s National Diabetic Statistics Report 2020, there are 34 million people in the United States that have diabetes. That is 11 percent of the […]

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Twice annual ICD-10 code updates and more COVID-19 ICD-10-CM/PCS code proposals

Sept. 27, 2021 / By Rhonda Butler

The latest ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) was held virtually Sept. 14-15. First on the agenda, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its final joint decision […]

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Three questions with Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA: Expanding Z codes to more accurately capture clinical information and support payment

Aug. 20, 2021 / By Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA, Kelli Christman

I sat down with 3M Health Information Systems Global Chief Medical Officer Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, MBA, to discuss CMS’ latest guidance on Z codes, SDoH and how that will impact […]

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ICD-10-PCS and NTAP: Where do we go from here?

June 16, 2021 / By Rhonda Butler

The first draft of this blog was an exhaustive (and exhausting) summary of the actual changes to the FY 2022 ICD-10-PCS posted recently on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

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Q4 2020 Coding Clinic changes and updates

Jan. 8, 2021 / By Stacie Silvia, RHIT, CCS

It has been a wild year with many changes, but we are resilient and have adapted. From social distancing to shopping with a mask on to limiting our family/group gatherings, […]

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Coding focus as the pandemic continues

June 17, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA, Bobbie Starkey

Now that we have seen many cases of COVID-19 being treated and recovered patients moving on with their “new normal” lives (at least in some states), we should take a […]

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For the time-challenged: ICD-10 FY 2021 update summary

June 15, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

Time is seriously weird stuff. 2020 so far has had that dream/nightmare quality that is somehow fast and slow at the same time. My memory of February, only four months […]