by Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
October 9th, 2014
An exact match between two codes is not a common occurrence. For instance, in ICD-9-CM,
a diagnosis code for a patient claim only describes a broken forearm.
In ICD-10-CM, the same condition will now specify
- which forearm is broken
- which bone
- which portion of the bone
- the condition of the break when the patient was examined
- its condition in subsequent visits.
NOTE: This is just a sample of the information found in over 20 specialty books to help you transition to ICD-10. These books will be available at instacode.com January 2015.
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