tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2012 Issue 3

ICD-10: Report One Code for Pressure Ulcer in 2014 With Specific Location Choices

Heads up: You’ll move from 14 code possibilities to more than 150. Under the current version of ICD-9, you must report two codes for clear documentation of a pressure (decubitus) ulcer diagnosis under ICD-9 -- one code for the location, and the other to report the stage. All that changes when ICD-10 goes into effect. Future: You’ll need just one code to report the pressure ulcer location and stage when ICD-10 goes into effect in October 2014. Your code options will explode, however, because you’ll shift from a current list of 14 code choices to more...

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