Don't have a TCI SuperCoder account yet? Become a Member >>

General Surgery Coding Alert

ICD-10:

Expand Options for Newborn Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Fourth digit adds detail. No matter the details, you have just one code to describe newborn respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) under ICD-9 — 769 (Respiratory distress syndrome in newborn).   That will change once ICD-10 goes into effect on Oct. 1 this year.   Look for Detail   Although ICD-9 lists several distinct diagnoses that code 769 includes, the existing [...]