tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 4

ICD-10 Coding: Identify these Important Diagnostic Factors for Accurate Sequela Coding

Remember that order matters when it comes to sequela diagnoses. As an outpatient facility coder, you will encounter instances in which a prior injury, illness, or disease will exhibit new signs or symptoms after the initial injury or illness has subsided. These manifestations from the previous trauma or illness, also known as sequela effects, can be extremely difficult to grasp from a ICD-10-CM coding perspective. While there are numerous diagnostic considerations to take into account, you've also got to consider the rules ICD-10-CM has implemented in coding for such sequelaeffects. Check out this helpful guide of examples and expert...

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