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Pay-per-view: ICD-10 anatomy refresher: Wrists and hands

APCs Insider, March 28, 2014

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Coders are aware that ICD-10-CM will allow much more specificity than ICD-9-CM, and that is very evident in the section covering injuries to the wrist, hand, and fingers (S60–S69).
 
In addition to laterality (right or left), ICD-10-CM includes unique codes for injuries to individual fingers, wrist bones, and joints. Knowing the names of each bone, and having the necessary documentation, is crucial in order to code each diagnosis as specifically as possible.
 
Continue reading ICD-10 anatomy refresher: Wrists and hands on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the March issue.



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