AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 3; Notice

Rehabilitation Hospital Coding

With the upcoming implementation of ICD-10-CM, the Central Office has received requests for clarification for the coding and sequencing of diagnoses in inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF). These facilities are required to complete a data collection instrument called the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI), as well as a claim form. As previously published with regards to ICD-9-CM, it is important to note that a different set of instructions/rules apply to the IRF-PAI. This will not change with ICD-10-CM. All questions and answers published in Coding Clinic that pertain to inpatient rehabilitation facilities apply to the reporting of principal and...

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