AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 4

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

Effective October 1, 2015, there are changes to the ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Only a summary of the modifications are included here. The complete guidelines may be downloaded by visiting: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/Downloads/2016-Official-ICD-10-PCS-Coding-Guidelines-.pdf The modifications are published below using the following format: Narrative changes appear in bold text (e.g., root operation) Items underlined have been moved within the guidelines since October 1, 2014 (e.g., root operation) Deletions are shown as strikeouts (e.g., root operation)   B3. Root OperationMultiple proceduresB3.2b.  The same root operation is repeated at different body sites that...

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