Hey Busters! Unfortunately, as of today we have run out of Coding Tidbits temporarily. We’re working on finishing up the next round, and should be back with them next Tuesday, 7/30.
In its place, here’s a useful myth/fact regarding ICD-10!:
MYTH – Unnecessarily detailed medical record documentation will be required when ICD-10-CM/PCS
FACT – As with ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM/PCS codes should be based on medical record documentation. While
documentation supporting accurate and specific codes will result in higher-quality data, nonspecific
codes are still available for use when documentation doesn’t support a higher level of specificity.
As demonstrated by the American Hospital Association/American Health Information Management
Association field testing study, much of the detail contained in ICD-10-CM is already in medical record
documentation, but is not currently needed for ICD-9-CM coding.
Taken from the fact sheet “ICD-10-CM/PCS MYTHS AND FACTS” published by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at cms.gov