“Finally Friday!” 2018 Updates: Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines

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Friday, February 2, 2018

2018 Updates:
Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines


Working with WITH and other Black Holes

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THIS WEEK, we have had requests for this topic, so we asked our favorite Veteran Coding Educator to give an update on the latest Coding and Reporting Guidelines.

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Mary Gregory, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CPC, CRC, CCS-P, PCP-I, AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Mary Gregory returns this week with her latest review of the following:

  • Official Coding and Reporting Updates
    • Use of “with” – this continue to present coding challenges
    • Updated information on hypertension coding
    • Proper use of the “code also” instruction
    • Clarification of external beam radiation therapy
  • Chapter Specific Guideline Update
    • Review the guidance on cardiovascular coding
    • Update on pneumonia with COPD – which come first?
    • Other chapter guideline changes
  • Review New Codes and Their Usage
    • New cardiovascular coding of MI and Heart Failure
    • New codes for Type 2 Diabetes
    • New gastrointestinal codes for obstruction

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