tci E/M Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 11

Reader Question: Not Enough Documentation? Turn to 'Unspecified'

Question: If I find that a common ICD-9 code that I use doesn’t have a direct crosswalk to ICD-10, will I be able to use “other” or “other specified” codes in ICD-10? Arkansas Subscriber Answer: You will see that not all codes in ICD-9 have a direct crosswalk to ICD-10 codes. However, that doesn’t mean that you’ll automatically select an “other” or “other specified” code for the condition. It may be that ICD-10 provides multiple codes that provide more granularity for reporting the condition you have previously reported with a single code...

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