tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 2

ICD-10 Transition: Breathe Easy, There Isn't Much Change in the New Coding System For Mammography

You don’t have to get confused with many options! One good thing about the transition to ICD-10 is that the diagnosis coding guidelines for mammograms have not changed significantly, so it should be easy for you to use the new codes. Read on to see how you would code for mammography screenings, diagnostic tests, and findings in the new ICD-10 coding system. Remember the Clinical Findings and Secondary Diagnosis Like ICD-9, under ICD-10 you still have to assign a screening code as the primary diagnosis for a screening mammogram. However, ICD-10 does not distinguish between high risk patients...

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