AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 4; In this Issue
CHANGES TO THE ICD-10-CM OFFICIAL GUIDELINES FOR CODING AND REPORTING
A summary of the modifications to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting are included below. The complete guidelines may be downloaded by visiting http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm The modifications are published below using the following format: Narrative changes appear in bold text (e.g., severe sepsis) Items underlined were moved within the guidelines since October 1, 2020 (e.g., severe sepsis) Deletions are shown as strikeouts (e.g., severe sepsis) Italics are used to indicate revisions to heading changes Section I. Conventions, general coding guidelines and chapter specific guidelines B. General Coding Guidelines . . . 14. Documentation by Clinicians...
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