Welcome ICD-10! Locating the Codes
September 30, 2015
It is finally here, Now what? For all of our customers we want to offer some Mapping Instructions, and show you how to locate the correct code ICD-10 Codes with Find-A-Code and InstaCodeInstitute’s resources. Be sure you understand the structure of ICD-10 and what a complete code looks like. Instacode Institute has books available such as an ICD-10 Shortcut Guide and Specialty Code books to help you with your transition. Visit www.instacode.com for more information on the resources offered for ICD-10-CM.
Remember: ICD-10-CM can be a complete code using 3-Characters or 7-Characters depending on the category.
Keep in mind: Using an unspecified code will likely not be paid, keep looking for a more specified code. (Even if someone said, Medicare said, they will not deny anything the first year, this is simply not true!)
Locating a code in ICD-10-CM is similar to locating a code in ICD-9. To select a classification that has been documented in the patient’s medical record, use the following method. Start with a single code or a list of your most common codes. The mapping is the same with all codes (for a list of codes use Map-A-Code, see the following page).
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