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World Health Organization (WHO)4
World Health Organization (WHO) developed ICD-9 for worldwide useU S developed clinical modification U.S. developed clinical modification (ICD-9-CM)
Implemented in U.S. in 1979- Expanded number of diagnosis codesp g- Developed procedure coding system
ICD-9-CM is used to:5
ICD-9-CM is used to:Calculate paymentAdjudicate coverageCompile statisticsAssess quality Risk adjustment jOutcomes
System is more than 3 years old6
System is more than 3 years old Many categories are full Not descriptive enough Outdated medical terms Outdated medical terms New technologies are not included
1998 by WHO7
1998 by WHOUSA is the only industrialized nation
that has not implemented ICD-10 or a clinical modification of ICD-10
USA has been using ICD-10 for coding mortality since 1999coding mortality since 1999.
Clinical modification process began in 19941994.
ICD1FinalRuleCMS 13 FCMS13F
Published January 16, 29 8
y , October 1, 214 - Compliance date for
implementation of ICD-1 Clinical Modification (CM) and ICD-1-
Procedure Coding System (PCS)Si l i l t ti d t f ll Single implementation date for all users
Date of service for all except inpatient settingssettings
Date of discharge for inpatient settings NO GRACE PERIOD NO GRACE PERIOD
Claims Processing Requirement Use FROM or THROUGH Date
Type(s) Type/Services Date
32X Home Health (Inpatient
Allow HHAs to use the payment group code derived from ICD-9 codes on claims which span
3X2 Home Health Request for (Inpatient Part B)
codes on claims which span 10/1/2014, but require those claims to be submitted using ICD-10 codes.
3x2 Home Health Request
* NOTE - RAPs can report either an ICD-9 code or an ICD-10 code based on the one (1)
Request for Anticipated Payment
10 code based on the one (1) date reported. Since these dates will be equal to each other, there is no requirement y
needed. The corresponding final claim, however, will need to use an ICD-10 code if the HH
episode spans beyond 10/1/2014.
Claims Processing Requirement Use FROM or THROUGH DateType(s) Type/Services Date
Split Claims - Require providers split the claim so all ICD-9 codes remain on one claim with Dates of
Service (DOS) through 9/30/2014 and all ICD-10 codes placed on the other claim with DOS beginning 10/1/2014 and later10/1/2014 and later.
82X Hospice Non hospital
Split Claims - Require providers split the claim so all ICD-9 codes remain on one claim with Dates of
hospital remain on one claim with Dates of Service (DOS) through 9/30/2014 and all ICD-10 codes placed on the other claim with DOS beginning 10/1/2014 d l t10/1/2014 and later.
83X HospiceHospital Based
MLN Matters Number: MM7492
ImplementationDate:Oct. 1, 2014Oct.1,2014
What are we waiting on?12
What are we waiting on?5010 already implementedOASIS C 1 changesOASIS C-1 changesCase mix diagnosesAny time now?Grouper logic changes April 2014Grouper logic changesApril 2014For hospicewill there be a case mix
system?system?Testing and dual codingS h d l t i iSchedule training
(M1021/1023/1025) Diagnoses, Symptom Control, and ( ) g , y p ,Optional Diagnoses: List each diagnosis for which the patient is receiving home care in Column 1, and enter its ICD 10 C M code at the level of highest specificity inICD-10-C M code at the level of highest specificity in Column2 (diagnosis codes only - no surgical or procedure codes allowed). Diagnoses are listed in the order that best
f freflects the seriousness of each condition and supports the disciplines and services provided. Rate the degree of symptom control for each condition in Column 2. ICD-10-C y pM sequencing requirements must be followed if multiple coding is indicated for any diagnoses. If a Z-code is reported in Column 2 in place of a diagnosis that is noreported in Column 2 in place of a diagnosis that is no longer active (a resolved condition), then optional item M1025 (Optional Diagnoses - Columns 3 and 4) may be
l t d i t ti i A di D f th OASIS
Code each row according to the following directions for each col mn Re ie Appendi D of the OASIS C1 G idance Man alcolumn. Review Appendix D of the OASIS-C1 Guidance Manual for complete directions on correct completion of M1021, M1023 and M1025.Column 1: Enter the description of the diagnosis. Sequencing ofColumn 1: Enter the description of the diagnosis. Sequencing of diagnoses should reflect the seriousness of each condition and support the disciplines and services provided.Column 2: Enter the ICD-10-C M code for the condition described i C l 1 i l d d ll d C d tin Column 1 - no surgical or procedure codes allowed. Codes must be entered at the level of highest specificity and ICD-10-C M coding rules and sequencing requirements must be followed. Note that external cause codes (ICD-10-C M codes beginning with V, W, X, or Y) may not be reported in M1021 (Primary Diagnosis) but may be reported in M1023 (Secondary Diagnoses). Also note that when a Z-code is reported in Column 2, the code for the underlying condition can often be entered in Column 2, as long as it is an , gactive on-going condition impacting home health care.
Column 3: (OPTIONAL) There is no requirement that HHAs enter a diagnosisd i M1025 (C l 3 d 4) Di t d i M1025 ill t i tcode in M1025 (Columns 3 and 4). Diagnoses reported in M1025 will not impact
payment but may be used to risk adjust quality measures. Agencies may chooseto report an underlying condition in M1025 (Columns 3 and 4) when:
a Z-code is reported in Column 2 ANDthe underlying condition for the Z-code in Column 2 is a resolvedcondition. An example of a resolved condition is uterine cancerthat is no longer being treated following a hysterectomy.
Column 4: (OPTIONAL) If a Z-code is reported in M1021/M1023 (Column 2) and( ) p ( )the agency chooses to report a resolved underlying condition that requires multiplediagnosis codes under ICD-10-C M coding guidelines, enter the diagnosisdescriptions and the ICD-10-C M codes in the same row in Columns 3 and 4. For example if the resolved condition is a manifestation code record the diagnosisexample, if the resolved condition is a manifestation code, record the diagnosisdescription and ICD-10-C M code for the underlying condition in Column 3 of thatrow and the diagnosis description and ICD-10-C M code for the manifestation inColumn 4 of that row. Otherwise, leave Column 4 blank in that row.
No new codes for ICD-9-CM19
No new codes for ICD 9 CM No new codes for ICD-10-CM But does that mean no changes? But does that mean no changes?
ICD-10-CM changes to the tabular and indices have been issuedindices have been issued
ICD-10-CM guideline changes There will be a few new changes in theThere will be a few new changes in the
tabular and index for October 1, 2014 First REAL update will be October 1, First REAL update will be October 1,
ComparisonpICD-9-CM diagnosis codes ICD-1-CM diagnosis codes20
Limited space for adding new codes Flexible for adding new codes
Lacks detail Very specific
Lacks laterality Has laterality
Diffi lt t l d t d t S ifi it i diDifficult to analyze data due to non-specific codes
Specificity improves coding accuracy and richness of data for analysis
Codes do not adequately define Detail improves the accuracy of dataCodes do not adequately define diagnoses needed for medical
Detail improves the accuracy of data used for medical research
Doesnt support interoperability with other countries
Supports interoperability with other countries
ComparisonpICD-9-CM diagnosis codes ICD-1-CM diagnosis codes21
3-5 characters in length 3-7 characters in length
First character is numeric or alpha (E or V) First character is alpha (all letters except U)
Characters 2-5 are numeric Character 2 is numeric Characters 3-7 are alpha or numeric
Use of decimal required after 3 characters Use of decimal required after 3 characters
No placeholders Use of dummy place holder X
Alpha characters are case sensitive Alpha characters are NOT case sensitive
Incomplete code titles Complete code titlesp p
14,315 diagnosis codes (Volumes 1,2) 69,99 diagnosis codes (Volumes 1,2)
3 838 procedure codes (Volume 3) 71 957 procedure codes (Volume 3)3,838 procedure codes (Volume 3) 71,957 procedure codes (Volume 3)
Alpha (Except U)
2 - 7 Numeric or Alpha
XX XX XX XX. XX XX XXAAMMSS 22 66. 55 xx AAC t
.Eti l t i
Added 7th character) for
.Category Etiology, anatomic
)obstetrics, injuries, and external causes of injury
3 7 Characters
21 chapters including V W X Y and Z24
21 chapters including V,W,X,Y and Z codes
Injuries Grouped by Anatomical Site Injuries Grouped by Anatomical SiteExcludes 1 and excludes 2 notesPostoperative complications moved
to the specific chapterFull code titlesManifestation codesManifestation codes Etiology [manifestation]
E10 21 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with25
E10.21 Type 1 diabetes mellitus with diabetic nephropathy
I25.110 AHD of native coronary artery with unstable anginag
K50.112 Crohns disease of lgintestine with intestinal obstructionintestine with intestinal obstruction
CombinationCodesforPoisoningsand External CausesandExternalCauses
T36 0x1D Poisoning by penicillins26
T36.0x1D Poisoning by penicillins, accidental, subsequent encounter
-Effect -E code for Accidental
T42.4x5A Adverse effect of benzodiazepines initial encounterbenzodiazepines, initial encounter
M16. Bilateral primary osteoarthritis of hip
M16.11 Unilateral primary osteoarthritis, yright hip
M16.12 Unilateral primary osteoarthritis, left hip
Added 7th Character for Episodes of28
Added 7 Character for Episodes of CareAInitial encounterDSubsequent encounterSubseque t e cou teSSequelaCh i ti fChanges in time framesAcute myocardial infarctiontime y
period changed from 8 to 4 weeks
V and E codes are supplemental29
V and E codes are supplemental classifications in ICD-10-CM. T or F
What is the maximum number of characters in ICD-10-CM?
How many chapters does ICD-10 contain?contain?
L03 313 682 2 Cellulitis30
L03.313 682.2 Cellulitis and abscess of tr nk
Index to Diseases and Injuries31
Index to Diseases and Injuries No hypertension table
Neoplasm table is separateTable of Drugs and ChemicalsTable of Drugs and Chemicals Index to External Causes
Diagnoses in alphabetical order32
Diagnoses in alphabetical order Term (non-essential modifier)
WithEssential modifiers With
These subtermsunder the
change the code
under the main terms are called essential
The indented terms are always read in conjunction with th i t
the main term. Diverticulosis K57.90
With bleeding K57.91g Large intestine K57.30With
Bleeding K57 31Bleeding K57.31Small intestine K57.50
With bleeding K57.51 Small intestine K57 10 Small intestine K57.10With
Bleeding K57.11L i t ti K57 50 Large intestine K57.50 With bleeding K57.51
What s the noun?
Not the body part
A,B Infectious and parasitic diseases36
p C Neoplasms D Neoplasms & blood and blood forming
organsorgans E Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic F Mental and behavioral disorders F Mental and behavioral disorders G Nervous system H Eye and adnexa, ear and mastoid processy p I Circulatory system J Respiratory system
K Di ti t K Digestive system
L Skin and subcutaneous tissue37
M Musculoskeletal and connective tissue N Genitourinary system y y O Pregnancy, childbirth, and the
puerperiumP P i t l i d P Perinatal period
Q Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomaldeformations and chromosomal abnormalities
R Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical y p , gand laboratory findings
S,T Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences
, j y, p g qof external causes
U Reserved by WHO for emergency codes V,W,X,Y External causes of morbidity
- How were they hurt *Wh th h th h t- Where they were when they were hurt
- What activity were they doingExternal cause status- External cause status
Z Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
Note: * only encouraged external cause code in HH
Within a number of ICD-10-CM chapters39
Within a number of ICD-10-CM chapters, category restructuring and code reorganization have occurred resulting inreorganization have occurred resulting in the classification of certain diseases and disorders different than what is currentlydisorders different than what is currently seen in ICD-9-CM.E l G t Example: Gout
Example: Eyes and ears separated from the Nervous system chapter
4th character 8: other specified40
4 character 8: other specified 4th character 9: unspecifiedHave their own codes, unlike ICD-9-CM
Used to the highest level of specificityUsed to the highest level of specificityMay require placeholders so any 7th
character will be placed in the 7thcharacter will be placed in the 7thspace, e.g., Fall down steps, stairs W10.8xxD
C40 21 [M90 661] and 170 7 [731 1]41
C40.21 [M90.661] and 170.7 [731.1]Note at the beginning of chapter 18 in
ICD-10 and note at the beginning of chapter 16 in ICD-9
Note for subchapter D37-D48 (ICD-10) and the note at 235-238 (ICD-9)10) and the note at 235-238 (ICD-9)
1. Gout is classified to the chapter.42
____ p2. All of the following are structural
differences except:Additi f th h t ia. Addition of a seventh character in some chapters
b Addition of placeholderb. Addition of placeholderc. Diseases and conditions of the eyes and
ears are classified in the same chapter as pdiseases of the nervous system.
d. Postop complications have been moved to procedure specific body system chaptersprocedure-specific body system chapters.
3. Which of the following statements is true?43
ga. All codes include full code titles.b. All chapters require the addition of code
extensionsextensions.c. All codes are 7 characters in length.d. All codes use the placeholder x.codes use e p ace o de4. Which of the following statements is true?a. No decimals are used.
Th fi h i l l hb. The first character is always an alphac. Consist of 3-5 charactersd The second and third characters are alwaysd. The second and third characters are always
5. The alpha for the genitourinary chapter is:44
p g y pa. Pb. Gc. Nd. E6. Which of the following is a valid ICD-10-CM code?a. 428.9b. L03.313
T37 0 1Ac. T37.0xx1Ad. M12x.58
OverviewConventions & Official GuidelinesConventions&OfficialGuidelines
ExamplePlaceholder XPlaceholder X
Addition of dummy placeholder X is46
Addition of dummy placeholder X is used in certain codes to: Allow for future expansion Allow for future expansion
T42.0x1D Poisoning by hydantoind i ti id t l b tderivatives, accidental, subsequent
Fill out empty characters when a code contains fewer than 6 characters and a 7th character applies
W11.xxxD Fall from ladder, subsequent
ExampleAddition of 7th CharacterAdditionof7th Character
Used in certain chapters to provide 47
p pinformation about the characteristic of the encounterM t l b d i th 7th h t Must always be used in the 7th character position
Can be a letter or a number Can be a letter or a number S02.110B O65.0xx1
If a code has an applicable 7th character, the code must be reported with an appropriate 7th character value in order toappropriate 7th character value in order to be valid
A, initial encounter, is used while the patient is 48
, , preceiving active treatment for the injury.
D, subsequent encounter, is used for f h i h i d iencounters after the patient has received active
treatment of the injury and is receiving routine care for the injury during the healing or recoverycare for the injury during the healing or recovery phase.
S, sequel, is used for complications or conditions that arise as a direct result of an injury (ICD-10-CM coding guideline I.C.19.a).
A = Initial encounter for closed fracture49
A Initial encounter for closed fracture B = Initial encounter for open fracture D = Subsequent encounter for fracture with D = Subsequent encounter for fracture with
routine healing G = Subsequent encounter for fracture with G Subsequent encounter for fracture with
delayed healing K = Subsequent encounter for fracture with K Subsequent encounter for fracture with
nonunion P = Subsequent encounter for fracture with q
malunion S = Sequela
Parentheses are used in ICD-10-CM in 50
both the Alphabetic Index and Tabular to enclose supplementary words that may be present or absent in the statement of apresent or absent in the statement of a disease without affecting the code number to which it is assigned. The terms within gthe parentheses are referred to as nonessential modifiers.
A iAnemiaDiabetesH44 611H44.611
Square brackets in ICD-10-CM in the51
Square brackets in ICD-10-CM in the Tabular List are used to enclose synonyms alternative wordingssynonyms, alternative wordings, abbreviations, and explanatory phrases.J00 Acute nasopharyngitis [common cold]J00 Acute nasopharyngitis [common cold]
Brackets are used in the Index to identify if i dmanifestation codes.
Disease, AlzheimersAlzheimers G30.9 [F02.80]
Colons are used in the Tabular List after52
Colons are used in the Tabular List after an incomplete term that needs one or more of the modifiers following the colon gto make it assignable to a given category.G73.7 Myopathy in diseases classified
elsewhereExcludes 1: myopathy in:
rheumatoid arthritis (M05.32)sarcoidosis (D86 87)sarcoidosis (D86.87)scleroderma (M34.82)
ICD-9-CM 250 xx53
ICD 9 CM 250.xx ICD-10-CM alpha index utilizes a
dash at the end of the code numberdash at the end of the code number to indicate the code is incomplete
F t th l iFracture, pathologicankle M84.47-A d h d d b d i l i t A dash preceded by a decimal point
(.-) indicates an incomplete code in the t b l li t J44tabular list. J44.-
Inclusion notes contain terms that are the 54
condition for which that code number is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title or in the case of other specified codes thetitle, or in the case of other specified codes, the terms are a list of various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily
h i (ICD 10 CM di id li I A 11)exhaustive (ICD-10-CM coding guideline I.A.11).Includes appears at the category level and applies
to the entire categoryto the entire category.Inclusion notes also appear at subcategory and
code levels but includes is not thereK31.5
Excludes 1: 55
An excludes 1 note is a pure excludes note. It means NOT CODED HERE
Indicates the code excluded should never be used atIndicates the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes 1 notes.
Is used when two conditions cannot occur together Is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition
Excludes 2Excludes 2 An excludes 2 note represents not included here. Indicates the condition excluded is not part of the
diti t d b th d b t ti tcondition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time
J18 Bronchopneumonia unspecified56
J18. Bronchopneumonia, unspecified organism
Excludes1: Excludes1:hypostatic bronchopneumonia (J18.2)lipid pneumonia (J69 1)lipid pneumonia (J69.1)
Excludes2:t b hi liti (J21 )acute bronchiolitis (J21.-)
chronic bronchiolitis (J44.9)
Codes titled other or other specified are for57
Codes titled other or other specified are for use when the information in the medical record provides detail for which a specific code does not exist (ICD-10-CM coding guideline I.A.9.a).
NECNot elsewhere classified I25.894th digit 8
This can be contrasted with unspecified58
This can be contrasted with unspecified codes when the information in the medical record is insufficient to assign amedical record is insufficient to assign a more specific code (ICD-10-CM coding guideline I A 9 b)guideline I.A.9.b).
NOSNot Otherwise Specified J12 9J12.94th digit 9
Andinterpreted to mean and/or59
Andinterpreted to mean and/or when it appears in a code title within th t b l li tthe tabular list
Withinterpreted to mean associated with or due to when it appears in a code title, the alpha, orappears in a code title, the alpha, or an instructional note in the tabular.
For bilateral sites the final character of60
For bilateral sites, the final character of the code indicates laterality. If no bilateral code is provided and the If no bilateral code is provided and the condition is bilateral, assign separate
d f b th th l ft d i ht idcodes for both the left and right side An unspecified code is also provided
should the side not be identified in the medical record
Must use the alpha and the tabular61
Must use the alpha and the tabular.Read everything; it all means
somethingsomething.Code to the level of the highest
ifi itspecificity.Each unique ICD-10-CM diagnosis
code may be reported only once for an encounter.
A sequela is the residual effect (condition produced) after th t h f ill i j h t i t d
the acute phase of an illness or injury has terminated. There is no time limit on when a sequela code can be used. The residual may be apparent early, such as in cerebral infarction or it may occur months or years latercerebral infarction, or it may occur months or years later, such as that due to a previous injury. Coding of sequelagenerally requires two codes sequenced in the following order: The condition or nature of the sequela is sequenced fi t Th l d i d dfirst. The sequela code is sequenced second.
An exception to the above guidelines are those instances where the code for the sequela is followed by a manifestation code identified in the Tabular List and title ormanifestation code identified in the Tabular List and title, or the sequela code has been expanded (at the fourth, fifth or sixth character levels) to include the manifestation(s). The code for the acute phase of an illness or injury that led to code o t e acute p ase o a ess o ju y t at ed tothe sequela is never used with a code for the late effect.
1. General Rule: Code what you see first 63
yand the sequela comes later.G81.11 Spastic hemiplegia affecting right
dominant sidedominant sideS06.5x9S Traumatic subdural hemorrhage with
loss of consciousness of unspecified duration, sequelasequela
2. Code the sequela first when what you see cannot go first (manifestationsee cannot go first (manifestation code).
3. Sequela of cerebrovascular accidentsq
For the Body Mass Index (BMI), depth 64
y ( ), pof non-pressure chronic ulcers and pressure ulcer stage codes, code
i t b b d di lassignment may be based on medical record documentation from clinicians who are not the patients provider (i ewho are not the patient s provider (i.e., physician or other qualified healthcare practitioner legally accountable for
t bli hi th ti t di i )establishing the patients diagnosis), since this information is typically documented by other clinicians involveddocumented by other clinicians involved in the care of the patient.
If the provider documents a "borderline" diagnosis65
If the provider documents a borderline diagnosis at the time of discharge, the diagnosis is coded as confirmed, unless the classification provides a specific entry (e.g., borderline diabetes). If a borderline condition has a specific index entry in ICD 10 CM it should be coded as such SinceICD-10-CM, it should be coded as such. Since borderline conditions are not uncertain diagnoses, no distinction is made between the care setting g(inpatient versus outpatient). Whenever the documentation is unclear regarding a borderline
diti d d t fcondition, coders are encouraged to query for clarification.
ICD-10-CM coding guideline I.A.17 states67
ICD 10 CM coding guideline I.A.17 states a code also note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a y q ycondition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction. In contrast, the Code First/Use Additional Code notes provide sequencing order of th d ( d l i diti f ll dthe codes (underlying condition followed by the manifestation).
An example of the etiology/manifestation 68
p gyconvention is dementia in Parkinsons disease. In the Alphabetic Index, code G20 i li t d fi t f ll d b dG20 is listed first, followed by code F02.80 or F02.81 in brackets. Code G20 represents the underlying etiologyrepresents the underlying etiology, Parkinsons disease, and must be sequenced first, whereas codes F02.80
d F02 81 t th if t tiand F02.81 represent the manifestation of dementia in diseases classified elsewhere with or without behavioralelsewhere, with or without behavioral disturbance.
In addition to the etiology/manifestation70
In addition to the etiology/manifestation convention that requires two codes to fully describe a single condition that affects multiple body systems, there are other single conditions that also require more than one code. Use additional code notes are found in the Tabularadditional code notes are found in the Tabular List at codes that are not part of an etiology/manifestation pair where a secondary gy p ycode is useful to fully describe a condition. The sequencing rule is the same as the ti l / if t ti i dditi l d etiology/manifestation pair, use additional code
indicates that a secondary code should be added.
An use additional code note will71
An use additional code note will normally be found at the infectious di d i di ti d fdisease code, indicating a need for the organism code to be added as a secondary code.
Find acute cystitis caused by E. coliFind acute cystitis caused by E. coli
Code first notes are also under certain codes that are
not specifically manifestation codes but may be due to an underlying cause. When there is a code first note and an underlying condition is present the underlyingand an underlying condition is present, the underlying condition should be sequenced first. L89
Code, if applicable, any causal condition first, notes indicate that this code may be assigned as a principal diagnosis when the causal condition is unknown or notdiagnosis when the causal condition is unknown or not applicable. If a causal condition is known, then the code for that condition should be sequenced as the principal or first-listed diagnosis. L97
Multiple codes may be needed for74
Multiple codes may be needed for sequela, complication codes and
b t t i d t f ll d ibobstetric codes to more fully describe a condition. See the specific guidelines for these
conditions for further instruction.
1. ICD-10-CM uses inclusion terms in the 75
same way that ICD-9-CM does.T or F
What includes synonyms, alternative wording, or explanatory phrases in the Tabular List?Tabular List?a. Parenthesesb Bracketsb. Bracketsc. Dash d. ColonThe seventh character is always a letter. T or F?
Approved by the Cooperating Parties:77
pp y p gAHA (publishers of the Coding Clinic)AHIMA
Section 1 Section 1ConventionsGeneral GuidelinesChapter specific guidelines
Section 2selection of primary diagnosis Section 3selection of additional
Code assignment is based on the 78
gproviders documentation of the relationship between the condition and the care and procedureprocedure.
Important to note that not all conditions that occur during or following medical care or occu du g o o o g ed ca ca e osurgery are classified as complications.
There must be a cause and effect l ti hi b t th id d drelationship between the care provided and
the condition and in andication in the documentation that it is a complication. Ifdocumentation that it is a complication. If not clearly documented, query the provider for clarification.
Poisoning, accidental Poisoning intentional self-harm Poisoning assault Poisoning assault Poisoning undetermined Adverse effect (therapeutic use in ICD-9)( p ) Underdosing
A - Initial encounter D - Subsequent encounter S - Sequela
Poisoning is defined as: overdose of substances wrong substance given or taken in error
Adverse effect is defined as:'h persensiti it ' 'reaction' etc of correct 'hypersensitivity', 'reaction', etc. of correct substance properly administered
Underdosing is defined as:g taking less of a medication than is prescribed
or instructed by the manufacturer, whether inadvertently or deliberatelyinadvertently or deliberately
Codes from categories T36-T65 are combo codes that 81
C g 36 65include the substance that was taken as well as the intent. Guideline: When coding a poisoning or improper useGuideline: When coding a poisoning or improper use
of a medication first assign the appropriate code from categories T36-T5. Use additional code(s) for manifestations of poisonings.p g
Guideline: When coding an adverse effect of a drug that has been correctly prescribed and properlythat has been correctly prescribed and properly administered, assign the appropriate code for the nature of the adverse effect followed by the appropriate code for the adverse effect of the drugappropriate code for the adverse effect of the drug (T36-T5 with a 5th or 6th character of 5).
Guideline: Codes for underdosing should never82
Guideline: Codes for underdosing should never be assigned as principal or first-listed codes. If a patient has a relapse or exacerbation of the medical condition for which the drug is prescribed because of the reduction in dose, th th di l diti it lf h ld bthen the medical condition itself should be coded. Codes for underdosing should never be Codes for underdosing should never be assigned as principal or first-listed codes (T36-T5 with fifth or sixth character 5)T5 with fifth or sixth character 5).
Patient with diagnosis of83
Patient with diagnosis of Hypertension continued to
i l t d bl dexperience elevated blood pressure while taking blood pressure meds. Upon patient interview, it was found the patient was taking medication p gonce daily instead of twice daily because of the cost of the drugbecause of the cost of the drug.
M121: I1 Essential (primary)84
M121: I1 Essential (primary) hypertensionM123: T46 5x6D Underdosing of M123: T46.5x6D Underdosing of other antihypertensive drugs,
b t tsubsequent encounter M123: Z91.12 Patient's intentional
underdosing of medication regimen due to financial hardship
Patient has taken his Lasix 4mg86
Patient has taken his Lasix 4mg every morning and night. The
i ti b ttl d 4 d ilprescription bottle reads 4mg daily. Patient is dehydrated and hypokalemic.
M121: T5 1x1D poisoning by87
M121: T5.1x1D poisoning by diuretics
M123: E86. dehydration M123: E87.6 hypokalemia 3 8 6 ypo a e a
Patient has been taking the88
Patient has been taking the prescribed amount of Lanoxin, h hi l t i 42however his pulse rate is now 42 and he is toxic according to lab values. SN for observation and assessment, teaching and , gvenipuncture for monitoring levels.
M121: R00 1 Bradycardia89
M121: R00.1 Bradycardia M123: T46.x5D cardiotonic
glycosides M123: Z51.81 Encounter for 3 5 8 cou te o
monitoringM123: Z79 899 Long term (current)
M123: Z79.899 Long term (current) use of other high risk medication
Infectiousagentsasthecauseofdiseases classified to other chaptersdiseasesclassifiedtootherchapters
Certain infections are classified in chapters other than Ch 1 d i i id ifi d f h
Chapter 1 and no organism is identified as part of the infection code. In these instances, it is necessary to use an additional code from Chapter 1 to identify the organism A code from category B95 Streptococcusorganism. A code from category B95, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Enterococcus as the cause of diseases classified to other chapters, B96, Other bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified tobacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified to other chapters, or B97, Viral agents as the cause of diseases classified to other chapters, is to be used as an additional code.an additional code.
Look up Infection, Staphylococcus aureus and compare the A codes to the B codes. A41 0 and B95 6 A41.0 and B95.6-
Many bacterial infections are resistant to 92
ycurrent antibiotics. It is necessary to identify all infections documented as
tibi ti i t t A i d fantibiotic resistant. Assign a code from category Z16, Resistance to antimicrobial drugs following theantimicrobial drugs, following the infection code only if the infection code does not identify drug resistance.
Except for MRSA Look up resistance, vancomycin
The neoplasm table in the Alphabetic 94
p pIndex should be referenced first. However, if the histological term is d t d th t t h ld bdocumented, that term should be referenced first, rather than going immediately to the Neoplasm Table inimmediately to the Neoplasm Table, in order to determine which column in the Neoplasm Table is appropriate. Example: Adenoma
If the treatment is directed at the li d i t th limalignancy, designate the malignancy as
the principal diagnosis.
SequencingNeoplasmswithMorethan One SitethanOneSite
When a patient is admitted because95
When a patient is admitted because of a primary neoplasm with
t t i d t t t i di t dmetastasis and treatment is directed toward the secondary site only, the secondary neoplasm is designated as the principal diagnosis even though p p g gthe primary malignancy is still presentpresent.
When a primary malignancy has been 96
p y g ypreviously excised or eradicated from its site and there is no further treatment directed to that site and there is no evidence of any existing y gprimary malignancy, a code from category Z85, Personal history of malignant neoplasm, should be used to indicate the former site of thebe used to indicate the former site of the malignancy. Any mention of extension, invasion, or metastasis to another site is coded as a secondary malignant neoplasm to that site Thesecondary malignant neoplasm to that site. The secondary site may be the principal or first-listed with the Z85 code used as a secondary code.
When admission/encounter is for97
When admission/encounter is for management of an anemia associated with the malignancy, and the treatment is g y,only for anemia, the appropriate code for the malignancy is sequenced as the principal or first-listed diagnosis followed by the appropriate code for the anemia ( h d D63 0 A i i(such as code D63.0, Anemia in neoplastic disease).
Patient admitted for management of98
Patient admitted for management of anemia related to colon cancer. The f f i th ifocus of care is the anemia.
M121: C18 9 Colon cancer99
M121: C18.9 Colon cancer unspecifiedM123: D63 Anemia in neoplastic M123: D63. Anemia in neoplastic disease
Note: Different sequencing in ICD-9Note: Different sequencing in ICD 9
Anemiaassociatedwithchemotherapy,immunotherapy and radiation therapyimmunotherapyandradiationtherapy
When the admission/encounter is for management of an anemia associated with
d ff t f th d i i t ti fan adverse effect of the administration of chemotherapy or immunotherapy and the only treatment is for the anemia, the o y ea e s o e a e a, eanemia code is sequenced first followed by the appropriate codes for the neoplasm and the adverse effect (T45 1X5 Adverse effectthe adverse effect (T45.1X5, Adverse effect of antineoplastic and immunosuppressive drugs). g )
Patient admitted for management of101
Patient admitted for management of anemia related to chemotherapy due t l Th f f ito colon cancer. The focus of care is the anemia.
M121: D64 81 Anemia due to102
M121: D64.81 Anemia due to antineoplastic chemotherapyM123: T45 1x5D Adverse effect of M123: T45.1x5D Adverse effect of antineoplastic and immunosuppressive drugsimmunosuppressive drugs subsequentM123 C18 9 C l M123: C18.9 Colon cancer unspecified
Dehydration Complication of surgery
C d C80 1 M li ( i ) Code C80.1, Malignant (primary) neoplasm, unspecified, equates to Cancer, unspecified. This code should only be used when no determination can be made as to the primary site of a malignancy. This code should rarely be used in the inpatient setting.
Right female breast cancer with mets to 104
Right female breast cancer with mets to R lung, treatment directed at lung
History of lung ca and pneumonectomyf l ft l ith ti d kiof left lung with continued smoking
M t t R kid k i Mets to R kidney, unknown primary
Right female breast cancer with mets to R lung105
Right female breast cancer with mets to R lung, treatment directed at lung C78.01 C50.911
History of lung ca and pneumonectomy of left lung with continued smoking Z85.118 Z90.2 Z72.0
Mets to R kidney, unknown primary C79.01 C80.1
Symptoms,Signs,andIll Defined ConditionsIllDefinedConditions
Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions listed in Chapter 18 characteristic of, or associated with, an existing primary or secondary site malignancy cannot be used to replacemalignancy cannot be used to replace the malignancy as principal or first-listed diagnosis, regardless of the number of g , gadmissions or encounters for treatment and care of the neoplasm.
When an encounter is for a pathological 107
p gfracture due to a neoplasm, and the focus of treatment is the fracture, a code from subcategory M84 5 Pathological fracture insubcategory M84.5, Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, should be sequenced first, followed by the code for the neoplasm.
If the focus of treatment is the neoplasm with an associated pathological fracture, the neoplasm code should be sequencedthe neoplasm code should be sequenced first, followed by a code from M84.5 for the pathological fracture. p g
Patient with history of prostate cancer108
Patient with history of prostate cancer and mets to the right femur has
th l i l f ith ti h li tpathological fx with routine healing to the right femur. He is admitted for therapy and nursing for O & A, strengthening, transfers and pain g g, pmanagement. He is taking Morphine for painfor pain.
M121: M84 551D Pathological fracture109
M121: M84.551D Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right femur, routine healingM123: C79.51 Secondary malignant neoplasm, bone
GM123: G89.3 Neoplasm related painM123: Z85.46 History of prostate ca
M123: Z79.891 Long term (current) use of opiate analgesic
E08 DM due to underlying condition111
y gCode first underlying conditionUse additional code to identify insulin useE09 D h i l i d d DM E09 Drug or chemical induced DMNotice difference between adverse effect and
poisoningpoisoning.Use additional code to identify insulin use
E10 Type 1 DMyp E11 Type 2 DM
Use additional code to identify insulin use13 O f E13 Other specified DM
Use additional code to identify insulin use
The diabetes mellitus codes are 112
combination codes that include the type of diabetes mellitus, the body system affected, and the complications affecting that bodyand the complications affecting that body system. As many codes within a particular category as are necessary to describe all of
fthe complications of the disease may be used. They should be sequenced based on the reason for a particular encounterthe reason for a particular encounter. Assign as many codes from categories E08 E13 as needed to identify all of the
i t d diti th t th ti t hassociated conditions that the patient has.
If the type of diabetes mellitus is not documented 113
ypin the medical record the default is E11.-, Type 2 diabetes mellitus.If the documentation in a medical record does notIf the documentation in a medical record does not indicate the type of diabetes but does indicate that the patient uses insulin, code E11, Type 2 diabetes mellitus should be assigneddiabetes mellitus, should be assigned.Code Z79.4, Long-term (current) use of insulin, should also be assigned to indicate that the patient uses insulin. Code Z79.4 should not be assigned if insulin is given temporarily to bring a type 2 patients blood sugar under control during yp p g gan encounter.
E11: Type II Diabetes Mellitus114
E11: Type II Diabetes Mellitus Includes:
diabetes (mellitus) due to insulin- diabetes (mellitus) due to insulin secretory defect
diabetes NOS- diabetes NOS- insulin resistant diabetes (mellitus)
U dditi l d f i li Use an additional code for insulin use (Z79.4)
E11: Type II Diabetes Mellitus 115
- diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition (E8-)drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus (E9 )- drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus (E9.-)
- gestational diabetes (O24.4-)- neonatal diabetes mellitus (P7.2)( )- postpancreatectomy diabetes mellitus (E13.-)- postprocedural diabetes mellitus (E13.-)
secondary diabetes mellitus NEC (E13 )- secondary diabetes mellitus NEC (E13.-)- type 1 diabetes mellitus (E1.-)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus with mild 116
ypnonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema
M12: E11.321 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabeticwith mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema
Note: Combination code includes all faspects of disease
Patient was admitted for diabetes117
Patient was admitted for diabetes type II with gangrene. Patient takes i liinsulin
M121: E11 52 Type II diabetes118
M121: E11.52 Type II diabetes mellitus with diabetic peripheral
i th ithangiopathy with gangrene M123: Z79.4 Long term current g
Diabetic neuropathy takes insulin but119
Diabetic neuropathy, takes insulin but BS have been average 250. Focus of care is to get BS under controlcare is to get BS under control.
E11.65 Type 2 DM with hyperglycemiahyperglycemia
E11.40 Type 2 DM with diabetic th ifi dneuropathy, unspecified
Z79.4 Long term use, insulin
PsychoactiveSubstanceUse,Abuse And DependenceAbuseAndDependence
When the provider documentation refers to use, b d d d f h b (
abuse and dependence of the same substance (e.g. alcohol, opioid, cannabis, etc.), only one code should be assigned to identify the pattern of use based on the following hierarchy:following hierarchy:
If both use and abuse are documented, assign only the code for abuse
If both abuse and dependence are documented, assign only the code for dependence
If use, abuse and dependence are all documented, , p ,assign only the code for dependence
If both use and dependence are documented, assign only the code for dependence.only the code for dependence.
Patient admitted for worsening122
Patient admitted for worsening dementia related to early onset Al h i ' i l di d iAlzheimer's, including wandering episodes
M121: G3. Alzheimer's disease early 123
M123: F2.81 Dementia in diseases l ifi d l h i h b h i lclassified elsewhere with behavioral
disturbances M123: Z91 83 Wandering in diseases M123: Z91.83 Wandering in diseases classified elsewhere
N t Al h i ' i id tifi d l l t Note: Alzheimer's is identified as early or late onset
Bi l di d ( i )Bipolar disorder (manic)
Mild Memory Disturbance (Organic brain disease)brain disease)
p F32.2 Major depressive disorder, single episode
without psychotic features Bipolar disorder (manic) Bipolar disorder (manic)
F31.10 Bipolar disorder, current episode manic without psychotic features, unspecified
B d li S hi h i Borderline Schizophrenia F21 Schizotypal Disorder
Mild Memory Disturbance (Organic brain Mild Memory Disturbance (Organic brain disease) G93.9
F06 8 F06.8
Codes from category G81, Hemiplegia and 126
g y p ghemiparesis, and subcategories, G83.1, Monoplegia of lower limb, G83.2, Monoplegia of upper limb, and G83.3, Monoplegia, pp , , p g ,unspecified, identify whether the dominant or nondominant side is affected. Should the affected side be documented but not specifiedaffected side be documented, but not specified as dominant or nondominant, and the classification system does not indicate a default, code selection is as follows:code selection is as follows: For ambidextrous patients, the default should be
dominant. If the left side is affected the default is non dominant If the left side is affected, the default is non-dominant. If the right side is affected, the default is dominant.
Heart conditions classified to I50.- or I51.4-128
I51.9, are assigned to, a code from category I11, Hypertensive heart disease, when a causal relationship is stated (due to hypertension) or p ( yp )implied (hypertensive). Use an additional code from category I50, Heart failure, to identify the type of heart failure in those patients with hearttype of heart failure in those patients with heart failure.
The same heart conditions (I50.-, I51.4-I51.9) with hypertension but without a stated causalwith hypertension, but without a stated causal relationship, are coded separately. Sequence according to the circumstances of the
d i i / tadmission/encounter.
Assign codes from category I12, Hypertensive chronic kid di h b h h i d
kidney disease, when both hypertension and a condition classifiable to category N18, Chronic kidney disease (CKD), are present. Unlike hypertension with heart disease ICD 10 CM presumes a cause andheart disease, ICD-10-CM presumes a cause-and-effect relationship and classifies chronic kidney disease with hypertension as hypertensive chronic kidney diseasekidney disease.
The appropriate code from category N18 should be used as a secondary code with a code from category I12 to identify the stage of chronic kidney diseaseI12 to identify the stage of chronic kidney disease.
If a patient has hypertensive chronic kidney disease and acute renal failure, an additional code for the acute renal failure is requiredacute renal failure is required.
HypertensiveHeartandChronic Kidney DiseaseChronicKidneyDisease
Assign codes from combination category 130
g g yI13, Hypertensive heart and chronic kidney disease, when both hypertensive kid di d h t i h tkidney disease and hypertensive heart disease are stated in the diagnosis. Assume a relationship between theAssume a relationship between the hypertension and the chronic kidney disease, whether or not the condition is
d i t d If h t f il i tso designated. If heart failure is present, assign an additional code from category I50 to identify the type of heart failureI50 to identify the type of heart failure.
I10 Essential hypertension131
I10 Essential hypertension I11 Hypertensive Heart Disease
Use additional code for heart failure (I50.-)Use additional code for heart failure (I50. ) I12 Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Use additional code for CKD (N18.-)Use add t o a code o C ( 8 ) I13 Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney
DiseaseUse additional code for heart failureUse additional code for CKD
No malignant or benign
Hypertensive chronic diastolic heart132
Hypertensive chronic diastolic heart failure
Malignant Hypertensiona g a t ype te s o
H t i d ESRD di l iHypertension and ESRD on dialysis
Hypertensive chronic diastolic heart failure133
yp I11.0 Hypertensive heart disease with heart
failure I50 32 Chronic diastolic (congestive) heart I50.32 Chronic diastolic (congestive) heart
failure Malignant Hypertensiong yp
I10 Hypertension Hypertension and ESRD on dialysis
I12.0 Hypertensive CKD with Stage 5 or ESRDN18.6 ESRDZ99 2 dialysis statusZ99.2 dialysis status
CategoryI69,Sequelae ofCerebrovascular diseaseCerebrovasculardisease
Category I69 is used to indicate conditions 134
g yclassifiable to categories I60-I67 as the causes of sequela (neurologic deficits), themselves classified elsewhere. These late effects include neurologic deficits that persist after initial onset of conditions classifiable to categories I60-I67 The neurologic deficits caused byI60 I67. The neurologic deficits caused by cerebrovascular disease may be present from the onset or may arise at any time after the onset of the condition classifiable to categoriesonset of the condition classifiable to categories I60-I67.
Personal history of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and cerebral infarction (Z86.73)
Patient admitted for CVA with right135
Patient admitted for CVA with right sided hemiparesis and dysphagia d t CVAdue to CVA
M121: I69.351 Hemiplegia and hemiparesis following
p g p gcerebral infarction affecting right dominant side
M1023: I69.391 Dysphagia following cerebral infarction M1023: R13.10 Dysphagia, unspecified Note: Should the affected side be documented, but not
specified as dominant or non dominant and thespecified as dominant or non-dominant and the classification system does not indicate a default, code selection as follows:
For ambidextrous patients, the default should be dominantIf th l ft id i ff t d th d f lt i d i t If the left side is affected, the default is non dominant
If the right side is affected, the default is dominant
Angina is considered integral to CAD137
Angina is considered integral to CAD unless otherwise noted by the physician.
A MI is coded as I21 - in the first 4 A MI is coded as I21. in the first 4 weeks.
If the patient has a second MI in the first If the patient has a second MI in the first 4 weeks, it is coded with I22.-
The sequencing of the I21 and I22 codes The sequencing of the I21 and I22 codes depends on the circumstances of the encounter.encounter.
Patient admitted to home health with138
Patient admitted to home health with new diagnosis of CAD after acute MI 5 k P ti t i l5 weeks ago. Patient is no longer having symptoms
M121: I25.1 Atherosclerotic heart 139
disease of native coronary artery without angina
M123: I25.2 Old healed MI Arteriosclerosis, coronary
I f ti
Note: ICD-1 definition acute MI = 4 k
weeks ICD-9 definition acute MI = 8 weeks
Patient was treated for an inferior wall140
Patient was treated for an inferior wall MI in last 3 weeks and then was
d itt d t h it l f t i llreadmitted to hospital for anterior wall MI. He is being admitted to home care for O and A of unstable angina and his CAD and teaching on his gmultiple new cardiac meds.
M121: I25 11 AHD with unstable141
M121: I25.11 AHD with unstable angina
M123: I21.19 MI other coronary artery inferior wally
M123: I22. MI of anterior wallM123: Z79 899 Other long termM123: Z79.899 Other long term (current) drug therapy
Acuteexacerbationofchronicobstructive bronchitis and asthmaobstructivebronchitisandasthma
An acute exacerbation is a worsening143
An acute exacerbation is a worsening or a decompensation of a chronic condition An acute exacerbation iscondition. An acute exacerbation is not equivalent to an infection superimposed on a chronic conditionsuperimposed on a chronic condition, though an exacerbation may be triggered by an infectiontriggered by an infection.
See difference between J44 and J45.
Ski d S bSkinandSubcutaneous144
Assign as many codes from category L89 as needed id if ll h l h i h if
to identify all the pressure ulcers the patient has, if applicable.
Assignment of the code for unstageable pressure g g pulcer (L89.--0) should be based on the clinical documentation. These codes are used for pressure ulcers whose stage cannot be clinically determined ( th l i d b h h b(e.g., the ulcer is covered by eschar or has been treated with a skin or muscle graft) and pressure ulcers that are documented as deep tissue injury but not documented as due to trauma This code shouldnot documented as due to trauma. This code should not be confused with the codes for unspecified stage (L89.--9). When there is no documentation regarding the stage of the pressure ulcer assign the appropriatethe stage of the pressure ulcer, assign the appropriate code for unspecified stage (L89.--9).
No code is assigned if the documentation states that the pressure ulcer is completely healed.yStage 1s and 2s healStage 3s and 4s do not healStage 3s and 4s do not heal.
Patient admitted with a stage III147
Patient admitted with a stage III pressure ulcer to left heel. A stage II
l t i ht h l Thpressure ulcer to right heel. The stage III wound is gangrenous.
M121: I96 Gangrenous cellulitis148
M121: I96 Gangrenous cellulitis M123: L89.623 Pressure ulcer of
left heel stage 3left heel, stage 3 M123: L89.612 Pressure ulcer of
i ht h l t 2right heel, stage 2
Note: Code first any associated gangrene (I96)g g ( )
Patient admitted with arterial skin149
Patient admitted with arterial skin ulcer of left calf due to
th l iatherosclerosis
M121: I7.242 Atherosclerosis of 150
native arteries of left leg with ulceration of calf, skin
M123: L97.221 Non pressure ulcer of left calf limited to skin
Note: Reason for ulcer, if known, should be sequenced firstbe sequenced first
Note: Codes available for severity of ulcerulcer
L97 22 Non pressure chronic ulcer of left calf
L97.22- Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf
-1Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf limited to1Non pressure chronic ulcer of left calf limited to breakdown of skin-2Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf with fat layer exposedlayer exposed-3Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf with necrosis of muscle-4Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf with necrosis of bone9Non pressure chronic ulcer of left calf with-9Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf with
M l k l lMusculoskeletal152
Result of previous injury or trauma to a153
Result of previous injury or trauma to a site, or are recurrent conditions.
Bone joint or muscle conditions that are Bone, joint or muscle conditions that are the result of a healed injury
Recurrent bone joint or muscle Recurrent bone, joint or muscle conditions
Chronic or recurrent conditions Chronic or recurrent conditions Any current, acute injury should be
coded to the appropriate injury code fromcoded to the appropriate injury code from chapter 19.
7th character A is for use as long as the patient 154
g pis receiving active treatment for the fracture. Examples of active treatment are: surgical treatment, emergency department encounter, , g y p ,evaluation and treatment by a new physician.
7th character, D is to be used for encounters after the patient has completed active treatmentafter the patient has completed active treatment.
The other 7th characters, listed under each subcategory in the Tabular List, are to be used for subsequent encounters for treatment of problems associated with the healing, such as malunions, nonunions, and sequelae. , , q
Patient admitted for aftercare of155
Patient admitted for aftercare of pathological fractured vertebra due t l t d t ito age related osteoporosis. Documentation indicates patient had previous healed pathological fracture of humerus due to osteoporosis p
M121: M8.8xD Age related osteoporosis 156
g pwith current pathological fracture, vertebra subsequent encounter
M123: Z87 31 Personal history of healedOsteoporosis
M123: Z87.31 Personal history of healed osteoporosis fracture
Note: Age related osteoporosis is separate category from other osteoporosis
Note: Pathological fracture is separate category from osteoporosis fracture
Category M80, Osteoporosis with current 157
g y , ppathological fracture, is for patients who have a current pathologic fracture at the time of an encounter The codes under M80time of an encounter. The codes under M80 identify the site of the fracture. A code from category M80, not a traumatic fracture
fcode, should be used for any patient with known osteoporosis who suffers a fracture, even if the patient had a minor fall oreven if the patient had a minor fall or trauma, if that fall or trauma would not usually break a normal, healthy bone.
Category M81, Osteoporosis without current pathological fracture, is for use for
ti t ith t i h d tpatients with osteoporosis who do not currently have a pathologic fracture due to the osteoporosis, even if they have had a e os eopo os s, e e ey a e ad afracture in the past. For patients with a history of osteoporosis fractures, status code Z87 310 Personal history of (healed)code Z87.310, Personal history of (healed) osteoporosis fracture, should follow the code from M81.
Symptoms, signs, and abnormalSymptoms,signs,andabnormalclinicalandlaboratoryfindings,
t l h l ifi d
Codes that describe symptoms and signs are acceptable for reporting purposes when a related definitive diagnosis has not been established
purposes when a related definitive diagnosis has not been established (confirmed) by the provider.
Codes for signs and symptoms may be reported in addition to a Codes for signs and symptoms may be reported in addition to a related definitive diagnosis when the sign or symptom is not routinely associated with that diagnosis, such as the various signs and symptoms associated with complex syndromes. The definitive diagnosis code should be sequenced before thedefinitive diagnosis code should be sequenced before the symptom code.
Signs or symptoms that are associated routinely with a disease process should not be assigned as additional codes, unless otherwise instructed by the classification.
ICD-10-CM contains a number of combination codes that identify both the definitive diagnosis and common symptoms of that diagnosis When using one of these combination codes andiagnosis. When using one of these combination codes, an additional code should not be assigned for the symptom.
Code R29.6, Repeated falls, is for use for encounters when a patient has recently fallen and the reason for the fall is being investigated. C d Z91 81 Hi t f f lli i f Code Z91.81, History of falling, is for use when a patient has fallen in the past and is at risk for future falls Whenis at risk for future falls. When appropriate, both codes R29.6 and Z91.81 may be assigned together.
I j iInjuries162
Most categories in chapter 19 have a 7th 163
g pcharacter requirement for each applicable code. No aftercare code for injuries A = Initial encounter D = Subsequent encounter S = Sequela
Encouraged to add the external cause d f h th i j h d fcode for how the injury happened for
Patient admitted for aftercare of164
Patient admitted for aftercare of traumatic right hip (neck of femur) f t ft f lli t f h l h ifracture after falling out of wheelchair
M121: S72 1D Subsequent165
M121: S72.1D Subsequent encounter for closed fracture of unspecified part of neck of right femur p p gwith routine healing
M123: W5.xxD Fall from wheelchair (optional)
Note: A fracture not indicated as opened or closed should be coded to closedor closed should be coded to closed
Patient admitted for wound care to166
Patient admitted for wound care to lacerated right forearm due to falling f i t i d bilitfrom moving motorized mobility scooter.
M121: S51 811D Laceration167
M121: S51.811D Laceration without foreign body of right forearm
M123: V.831D Fall from moving motorized mobility scooter (optional) y ( )
Note: Fall from non moving motorizedNote: Fall from non moving motorized mobility scooter W5.2xxD Accident,
Patient admitted for wound care due168
Patient admitted for wound care due to second degree burn of left foot d t h t b th tdue to hot bath water
M121: T25 222D Burn of second169
M121: T25.222D Burn of second degree of left foot
M123: X11.xxD Contact with hot bath water (optional)( )
Note: 5th and 6th character x requiredNote: 5th and 6th character x required Note: 7th character required
7th character S, sequela, is for use for complications or conditions that arise as a direct result of a condition such as scar formationresult of a condition, such as scar formation after a burn. The scars are sequelae of the burn. When using 7th character S, it is necessary to use both the injury code that precipitated theuse both the injury code that precipitated the sequela and the code for the sequela itself. The S is added only to the injury code, not the sequela code The 7th character S identifiessequela code. The 7th character S identifies the injury responsible for the sequela. The specific type of sequela (e.g. scar) is sequenced fi t f ll d b th i j dfirst, followed by the injury code.
Patient admitted for PT and OT due to joint 171
jcontracture after the healing of a third degree burn to the right foot when the hot oil from a fry kettle poured on his foot atoil from a fry kettle poured on his foot at the restaurant at which he worked.
Sequela are coded with a S 7th character. What do you see? Code it firsty Next code the injury with an S Next code how the original injury occurred
S ( )with an S (optional).
M121: M24.574 Joint contracture right foot172
g M123: T25.321S Sequela of burn of third
degree of right footM123: X1 2xxS Contact with hot oil M123: X1.2xxS Contact with hot oil, sequela (optional)
The condition or nature of the sequela is sequenced first. The sequela code is sequenced secondsecond.
Note: 5th and 6th character x required Note: 7th character required q
Spastic hemiplegia of the left side after CHI and 173
p p gsubdural hemorrhage in 1988 after he fell off a ladder G81 14 G81.14 S06.5x9S W11.xxxS (optional)Q d i l i ft i l d i j t C6 Quadriplegia after a spinal cord injury at C6 one year ago when the auto he was driving ran into a tree. H&P mentions complete lesion.p G82.53 Quadriplegia S14.116S Complete lesion C6 V47 52xS Driver of other car collision with fixed or V47.52xS Driver of other car collision with fixed or
stationary object (optional)
Aftercare & PostsurgicalAftercare&Post surgicalComplications
Patient had left BKA for diabetic175
Patient had left BKA for diabetic gangrene. Providing aftercare,
b ti d t dobservation and assessment and dressing changes.
Z47.81 Aftercare amputationE11 51 DM w/peripheral angiopathy woE11.51 DM w/peripheral angiopathy wo
gangreneZ89.512 Acquired absence of left leg below kneeq g
Z48.01 Encounter for surgical dressing changes
The amputation site is infected (MRSA)177
The amputation site is infected (MRSA) and necrosed. Orders are to continue to provide care to the surgical wound andprovide care to the surgical wound and dressing changes.
The amputation site is infected (MRSA)178
The amputation site is infected (MRSA) and necrosed. Orders are to continue to provide care to the surgical wound andprovide care to the surgical wound and dressing changes.
ICD-10-CM DescriptionICD 10 CM Description
T87.54 Necrosis of amp stump, LLE
T87 44 Infection of amp st mp LLET87.44 Infection of amp stump, LLE
B95.62 MRSA (cause of diseases classified elsewhere)elsewhere)
E11.51 DM with periph angiopathy wo gangrene
Patient is receiving aftercare for an179
Patient is receiving aftercare for an appendectomy.
Patient status post CABGat e t status post C G
P ti t ith i f t d i l dPatient with infected surgical wound
Patient is receiving aftercare for an180
Patient is receiving aftercare for an appendectomy.Z48 815Z48.815
Patient status post CABGZ48 812Z48.812
Z95.1Patient with infected surgical woundT81.4xxD
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p yhave an overall transition cost from ICD-9 to ICD-1 of 16.58 million dollars P ti i th k Preparation is the key
Communication is vitalEstablish a team to implement the Establish a team to implement the conversion
Coding Clinic guidance will be retired soCoding Clinic guidance will be retired so unlearning rules will be as important as learning the new code setC Clinicians must document in detail
Improved documentation is being driven by initiatives h li l b d h i
such as quality measures, value based purchasing, and patient safety
Coders must have increased knowledge not just in g jthe new coding system itself, but medical terminology, anatomy and physiology in general
Payment in part, will be linked to precise codingy p , p g Accurate coding depends on thorough
documentation Both are critical to your agencys success in an ICD- Both are critical to your agency s success in an ICD-
1 environment There will be a productivity drop and there will be a
slowdown in claims processing what is your plan?slowdown in claims processingwhat is your plan?
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