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

Interim Coding Advice on Excludes 1

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the Federal agency responsible for use of the ICD-10-CM in the United States, has issued interim advice as it pertains to excludes 1 notes and unrelated conditions. The following information can be found on the NCHS website:  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/Interim_Coding_advice_on_Excludes_1_note.pdf There are circumstances that have been identified where some conditions included in Excludes1 notes should be allowed to both be coded, and thus might be more appropriate for an Excludes2 note. However, due to the partial code freeze, no changes to Excludes notes or revisions to the official coding guidelines...

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