tci Part B Insider - 2016 Issue 16

Part B Coding Coach: Looking Ahead: 7 ICD-10-CM Revelations for 2017 That Change Cardiology

Dreams do come true—new stent codes that will make your coding easier. The CDC has posted a preliminary list of ICD-10-CM changes for October 1 (aka ICD-10-CM 2017), and just in case you don’t want to sort through about 2,000 new codes, we’ve narrowed down the list to seven main areas cardiology coders need to know. Be warned: The list is not yet final. The CDC will post the final addendum in June. Resource: To review the complete list, head to ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Publications/ICD10CM/2017/NewICD10CMCodes_FY2017.txt. 1. Find Fresh Approach to Familial Hypercholesterolemia If you had...

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