AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES

Postprocedural Hematoma, Hemorrhage and Seroma

Changes have been made to the codes for postprocedural hemorrhage and hematoma to allow for separate identification of hemorrhage, hematoma and seroma. The existing codes have been revised to identify postprocedural hemorrhage, while new codes have been created to identify postprocedural hematoma as well as new codes for postprocedural seroma. Prior to this change, postoperative hemorrhage, hematoma and seroma were classified to the same code. Differentiating between these conditions will improve the accuracy of tracking of patient safety indicators. There are clinical differences between postprocedural hemorrhage, hematoma and seroma which require different clinical care. Postprocedural hemorrhage indicates active bleeding...

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