BC Advantage - 2011 Issue 2

2011 ICD-9-CM Coding Changes

In looking at the new ICD-9-CM coding changes that go in effect October 1, 2010, you may be wondering if we are moving forward in the data collection in preparation for ICD-10 or if we are losing ground. There are some very exciting changes that help with specificity, which is a great indicator that the changes are helping us prepare for ICD-10. Yet other changes impact the MS-DRG system, especially in regards to CCs and MCCs-identifying that we are moving forward with severity of illness which impacts reimbursement-some changes are indicators as to hospital-acquired conditions and present on admission...

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