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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert


Get Specific With Pressure Ulcer Coding in ICD-10

Reporting multiple ulcers? Next year, reduce confusion with separate codes for bilateral locations. Coding for pressure ulcers in ICD-9 seems pretty straightforward, but don’t relax your standards too much, as your coding will change when ICD-10 goes into effect Oct. 1, 2014. Take a closer look at how you’ll report pressure ulcers. ICD-9: Currently, under ICD-9, you’ll first select a [...]