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Pay-per-view: ICD-10-CM anatomy refresher for the thoracic cage

APCs Insider, November 21, 2014

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Unlike many bones in the human body, the thoracic, or rib, cage provides not only structure, but also protection for several vital organs, such as the heart and lungs.
The thoracic cage is composed of the ribs, sternum, and thoracic spine. Coders will find new codes in ICD-10-CM that will allow for much more accurate reporting of diagnoses related to the thoracic cage.
Continue reading ICD-10-CM anatomy refresher: Thoracic cage on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the November issue.

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