AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 4

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

A summary of the modifications to the ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting is included below. The complete guidelines may be downloaded by visiting https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/2019-ICD-10-PCS.html The modifications are published below using the following format: Narrative changes appear in bold text (e.g. a more definitive root operation) Items underlined were moved within the guidelines since October 1, 2018 (e.g., control of acute bleeding). Deletions are shown as strikeouts (e.g., any of the definitive root operations) Conventions . . . A10 “And,” when used in a code description, means “and/or,” except when used...

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