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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Anesthesia:
Watch for Straight Crossover for Intracranial and Intraspinal Abscesses

Diagnosis code choice will remain simple in 2014. When your anesthesia provider is involved in surgery to treat an intracranial or intraspinal abscess after ICD-10 goes into effect, coding will be simple. Just remember that the abscess codes also apply to granulomas. Map the Codes in ICD-9 and ICD-10 When you currently report an intracranial abscess under ICD-9, you select [...]

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