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

ICD 10 Coding Alert

Cardiology:
747.0 to Q25.0: Prepare for a Q-Code Switch in 2014

Don't miss the role of Z87.74 when coding this diagnosis. You'll have to mind your Z's and Q's when reporting congenital heart defect diagnoses under the ICD-10-CM code set. Here's what you need to know for patent ductus areteriosus. ICD-9-CM Code 747.0, Patent ductus arteriosus ICD-10-CM Code Q25.0, Patent ductus arteriosus Diagnosis: With patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), abnormal blood flow occurs between the aorta and the pulmonary artery. This is a congenital heart defect. ICD-9 coding rules: Code 747.0 applies to patent ductus botalli (sometime called Botallo's) and persistent ductus arteriosus. ICD-10 changes: Code Q25.0 applies to the same diagnoses 747.0 does, according to notes with the code. Documentation: You should not separately code manifestations that are an inherent component of the PDA. You may code manifestations that aren't inherent. Work with providers to ensure you can determine which components are and aren't inherent so your coding complies with official [...]


Other Articles in this issue of

ICD 10 Coding Alert

View All