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Pay-per-view: ICD-10 neoplasm codes: New look, similar steps

APCs Insider, November 15, 2013

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With some major changes in look and form-but generally adhering to existing guidelines-coding for neoplasms serves as a microcosm of the changes providers will face when the transition to ICD-10-CM occurs October 1, 2014.

"For coders, the coding steps are not changing," says Betty Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD, director of ICD-10 Development and ­Training for AAPC in Salt Lake City. "I tell coders that ­ICD-10-CM is just different."

Coders will still look the codes up in the ­Alphabetic Index, confirm in the Tabular Index, and follow the official guidelines or tabular instructions for clarification.

Continue reading ICD-10 neoplasm codes: New look, similar steps on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the November issue.



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