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Pay-per-view: Build a foundation for ICD-10-CM coding

APCs Insider, November 8, 2013

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ICD-10-CM implementation is less than a year away and coders should be starting their ICD-10-CM code training if they haven't already. Coders don't need to learn the specific codes right now, but they should be familiar with some of the conventions and guidelines in ICD-10-CM.

Fortunately, most of the guidelines will remain the same, says ­Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, director of coding and HIM for HCPro, Inc., in Danvers, Mass.

Many of the conventions will remain the same as well. For example, "and" in ICD-10-CM will continue to mean "and/or", McCall says.

Continue reading Build a foundation for ICD-10-CM coding on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the November issue.

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