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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Expert Advice:
Succeed at Heart Failure Coding With 'Code First' and Payer Policy Answers

Watch for Index hints to help with etiology/manifestation codes. How did you fare when ICD-10 replaced ICD-9 on October 1? For the most part, coders are reporting that pinpointing the code for a specific diagnosis isn’t too tough, but applying guidelines adds some unexpected complications. “Code first” instructions and conflicting ICD-10/payer policy rules are two of the areas coders are [...]