tci E/M Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 5

Reader Question: Remember the Excludes1 Note on CTS ICD-10 Codes

Question: Could you explain how to report ICD-10 codes for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)? Our coders have had a problem transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10 on our CTS claims. New York Subscriber Answer: ICD-10 premiered in October of 2015, but some coders are still getting used to the intricacies of the new system. This is especially true for conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which barreled into ICD-10 with a barrage of new, more specific codes. Master this code set, however, and put any CTS worries you have on ice. Check out this advice on choosing the best ICD-10...

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