COVID-19 Coding Update

The CDC has issued an ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines Supplement document to provide instruction on coding encounters related to the Coronavirus Outbreak. There is also a new code for COVID-19, U07.1, that will be effective with 4/1/2020 discharges. Provider...

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Coding Q&A with RMC: Valvular Heart Disease

RMC’s AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers meet multiple times per week fielding questions from clients and staff.  Below is an actual question that was submitted, along with our team’s response.* Coding Question:  What is a good ICD 10 code for ‘valvular heart disease’? ...

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Coding Q&A with RMC: Coding “Silent MI”

RMC’s AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers meet multiple times per week fielding questions from clients and staff.  Below is an actual question that was submitted, along with our team’s response.* Coding Question:  Can you help with coding “Silent MI”?  Would this be...

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Shock Liver

Shock Liver: Shock liver or ischemic hepatitis describes diffuse injury to the liver from an episode of acute hypoperfusion. Shock liver codes to K72.00 (Acute and subacute hepatic failure without coma) which is an MCC. While shock liver can be found in the...

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