Marina Posted Thu 01st of October, 2015 18:00:05 PM
I am trying to figure out if there is any rhyme or reason for each letter in the new ICD-10 coding? Is there some kind of "legend" or cheat sheet which will tell me what each letter represents? Also, some codes have and X in the code. Will this cause for a denial or are X codes billable?
SuperCoder Answered Sat 03rd of October, 2015 13:51:49 PM
Thanks for your question. The letters at the beginning of the ICD-10 codes are specific to each chapter. The letters do not represent any words and do not represent anything for that matter. The X that you are referring to is a placeholder which is used when a code requires 7 characters, but stops at 5 or 6 characters. The X assignment is required for the validity of the code. Hope this helps.