Dental Documentation with ICD-10

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS, QCC, QMCS
July 7th, 2015

ICD-10 will require more specificity in your documentation requirements.  It is important to train your staff along with Dentists. Take a look at the specific areas that will be required documentation for Dental:


Type of condition

Onset - acute or chronic

Etiology (cause)

Anatomical location and laterality if laterality applies

Severity - mild, moderate or severe

Stages of healing

Which episode of care (initial, subsequent)

External causes of the condition

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