tci E/M Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 3

ICD-10: Breathe Easy: Fourth Digit of Emphysema Codes Provides More Specificity

Two ICD-9 emphysema codes have a direct match to ICD-10 codes. If your providers perform cessation counseling, you may find yourself using emphysema diagnosis codes on a regular basis, so learning the new ICD-10 emphysema diagnosis codes will benefit your day-to-day routine. Have no fear; with ICD-10 this fall, you will have twice as many codes to choose from, but the good news is, it is still only six codes. The six new codes will give your claims more detail. Read on to see what code relates to what type of emphysema. Let Go of Limited ICD-9 Codes Today...

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