Tips & Expertise: 2021 ICD-10-CM Updates

Q:  For alcohol and drug withdrawal, what is the default code if the doctor does not document use or dependence? A:  The alphabetic index lists dependence as the default and this is reiterated in Coding Clinic, Second Quarter 2015: Page 15.  However, if documentation...

Tips & Expertise: 2021 ICD-10-PCS Updates

Q:  Question in regards to the COVID-19 new PCS codes.  I am getting push back about coding these PCS codes when the drugs can be picked up via the charge master.  What are your thoughts? A:  While your organization may be able to pull this data from the charge...
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