Understanding 2020’s Unexpected Updates

It has been a wild year for coding updates so far and we haven’t even implemented the codes for fiscal year 2021 yet.  I will be detailing those code changes in two information-packed webinars scheduled to air later this month, but an August 1, 2020 release is one...

Tips & Expertise: ICD-10-PCS for Podiatry

Q: How is a double osteotomy bunionectomy coded? Does it require more than one code? A: The intent of a double osteotomy is to make two cuts in the bone – either two in the metatarsal head or one in the metatarsal head and one in the proximal phalanx – to correct...

Coding Foot Procedures in ICD-10-PCS

Digging Into HIM & Coding Blog When was the last time you really thought about the marvel that is your foot?  The human foot is composed of 26 bones, 33 joints, and what seems like endless tendons and ligaments.  The number of body parts alone make coding...