AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 4; In this Issue


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/ICD10/2020-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, 2019 (e.g., control of acute bleeding). Deletions are shown as strikeouts (e.g., any of the definitive root operations). [Foreword] . . . These guidelines are a set of rules that have been developed to accompany and complement the official...

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