Healthcare News: ICD-10 Code-A-Thon transcript, audio available
CMS and the American Academy of Professional Coders hosted a Code-A-Thon April 26 and CMS posted a transcript and audio file of the event on theICD-10 section of its website.
Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC, vice president of business and member development at the American Academy of Professional Coders in Salt Lake City, presented several case studies showing the differences in coding from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
One example she presented is that ICD-9-CM has one code for complications of a foreign body accidentally left in the patient’s body following a procedure. ICD-10-CM includes 50 different codes related to this complication, some of which are:
- T81.516, Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration puncture or other catheterization
- T81.524, Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following endoscopic examination
- T81.530, Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following a surgical operation
- T81.535, Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following a heart catheterization
Buckholz also discussed ICD-10-CM coding for diabetes, fractures, and neoplasms and preparation for the transition to ICD-10-CM.
Access the transcript or audio file on the CMS website.