Just when you thought you could breathe easy . . . Pow! ICD-10 does it again!
Some obstetrics and gynecology providers and coders were shocked by the sheer number of changes when the CDC and CMS released the 2017 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS updates. New codes and revisions, as well as changes in coding guidelines, in the areas of diabetes mellitus, surgical complications, and the Zika virus hit ob-gyn practices hard.
The stats are staggering, as shown by the changes taking place October 1:
- ICD-10-CM: 1974 new codes plus 425 revisions
- ICD-10-PCS: 3827 new codes plus 491 revisions
- Official Guidelines: Confusing guidelines clarified; many added to cover new codes
- Leniency for diagnoses submitted within the right "code family" ends
Good News! The Ob-Gyn ICD-10 Handbook 2017, with these great new features, has you covered.
- Highlights of updates to ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS
- Plain English explanations of Ob-gyn coding guidelines
- Overview of new ICD-10 ob-gyn-related codes
- 2017 Official Guidelines for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
Square up your shoulders and face ICD-10 in 2017 with confidence
Put on your ob-gyn coding hat and tackle the changes with TCI's Ob-Gyn ICD-10 Handbook 2017.
- Focus on 5 obstetrics code changes for 2017
- A myriad of ICD-10 changes for gynecology can be categorized into 6 simple categories
- 4,000 plus new ICD-10-PCS codes encompass these areas:
- Unique device values
- Addition of bifurcation as a qualifier
- Additional specific body parts
- Congenital cardiac procedures
- Placement of intravascular neurostimulators.
- The 5th character helps define your PCS code
- ICD-10-PCS root operations key to correct coding
- Examine these ICD-10 ob-gyn 2017 changes
- Exposure, symptoms, infection make or break Zika coding
- Medicare part B now covers Zika virus testing