tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2019 Issue 5

ICD-10-CM: Boost Your Aftercare, Follow-Up Dx Coding Skills With 2 Examples

Proper code sequencing is only half the battle. The inexperienced coder might use terms like aftercare and follow-up interchangeably. When it comes to diagnosis coding, however, these are two fundamentally different concepts. Whether you’re working in a surgical specialty, or some ancillary specialties like radiology, you’ve got to be acutely aware of the differences between these two terms. Once you’ve made that distinction, you’ve got to know how to accurately and confidently code services that involve aftercare and follow-up services. Grasp the fundamentals of postprocedural diagnostic coding using these key guidelines and examples. Consider Treatment...

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