AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4

Changes to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting

Effective October 1, 2016, there are changes to the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. The complete set of guidelines are not shown in their entirety; only those guidelines that have been added or modified are included below. The complete guidelines may be downloaded by visiting for ICD-10-CM guidelines and https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/2017-ICD-10-PCS-and-GEMs.html for ICD-10-PCS guidelines. The modifications are published below using the following format: Narrative changes appear in bold text (e.g., severe sepsis)Items underlined have been moved within the guidelines since October 1, 2016 (e.g., severe sepsis)Deletions are shown as strikeouts (e...

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