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What to expect when coding CAD, MI with ICD-10-CM

HIM-HIPAA Insider, June 26, 2012

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Let's get to the heart of the matter.

ICD-10-CM coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction (MI) codes will undoubtedly differ from their ICD-9-CM counterparts in some ways, but some aspects will remain the same.

Native and bypass grafts                                   

In ICD-9-CM, CAD ­appears in category 414. ICD-10 code I25.- denotes CAD. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes indicate whether CAD is in the native artery or a bypass graft. The term "native artery" describes an artery with which a patient is born and that has not been grafted during a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedure. A "bypass graft" is a graft inserted by a surgeon during a CABG procedure to ­bypass a blocked coronary artery.

Click here to read more in the July issue of Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies.
 



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