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News: CMS debuts web page for ICD-10 CC and MCC lists

CDI Strategies, January 5, 2012

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CMS recently released ICD-10 CC and MCC lists on its web site. It lists the diagnosis by ICD-10 code, then indicates whether it qualifies as a CC/MCC, then it notes exclusions, and offers a description. If the CC or MCC is allowed with all principal diagnoses, then the phrase NoExcl follows the CC/MCC indicator. Otherwise, a link is given to a collection of diagnosis codes which, when used as the principal diagnosis, will cause the CC or MCC to be considered as only a non-CC.

Because the pages list all CC/MCC alphabetically by ICD-10 code, the list could be cumbersome if you don’t already know what ICD-10 code you’re looking for. To get around this difficulty somewhat, type “control F” for the “find on this page” function and type in the word/diagnosis you are looking for. This only helps when the diagnosis appears on a particular page, however. For example, if you type “infections” under the “A” page you’ll be able to find all the infection-related ICD-10 codes on this page but you’ll have continue to click through the rest of the alphabet if you don’t know where the code falls.
 
Editor’s Note: This information was provided courtesy of ACDIS Advisory Board member Lynne Spryszak, RN, CCDS, CPC-A, CDI education director for HCPro, Inc., in Danvers, MA.



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