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Family Practice Coding Alert

ICD-10 Update:
Enjoy Better Specificity For Pressure Ulcer Coding in ICD-10

Separate codes for bilateral locations reduce confusion while reporting multiple ulcers. 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 location code [...]