Don't have a TCI SuperCoder account yet? Become a Member >>

Regular Price: $24.95

Ask An Expert Starting at $24.95
Have a medical coding or compliance question? Don’t sacrifice your valuable time to endless research. Choose Ask an Expert to get clear answers from the TCI SuperCoder team. And here’s a tip for the budget-conscious: Select the 12-question pack to get the best rate per question!

Browse Past Questions By Specialty

+View all

ICD-9 codes

Vaida Posted Mon 18th of November, 2013 14:55:09 PM

Is it mandatory for ICD-9 codes to be displayed in the Assessment and Plan section of a progress note or just a description of a condition is sufficient enough for legal/audit purposes? Lets say if patient is being diagnosed with Acne, does 706.1 have to appear next to this diagnosis in the note?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 18th of November, 2013 19:25:50 PM

I am not aware of any payer requirements regarding mandatory documentation of the actual ICD-9 code(s) versus clear documentation of the patient's condition / diagnoses. In addition the ICD-9-CM Guidelines also do not include any such requirement.

Related Topics