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ICD 10 Coding Alert


Define Your Approach Using PCS Code's 5th Character

Choose the keywords carefully. In ICD-10 PCS coding, you must organize each of the seven characters to define one aspect of the procedure performed and give a complete picture. Be careful to choose your fifth character based on the physician approach. Let us show you how. Definition: “Approach” as represented by the fifth character refers to the technique a physician [...]