The information provided here applies to Medicare coding. Be sure to check with your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for additional information and clarification on these and other items. You should also contact your local insurance carriers to determine if private insurers follow Medicare's lead on all coding matters.
CMS Releases IDC-10 Guide for Medical Specialties and Selected Conditions and Services
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the release of a new resource to assist in the implementation of ICD-10 coding which took effect on October 1, 2015. Specifically, CMS released a resource guide for specialties and selected health conditions and services. The guide provides detailed information for internal medicine, cardiology, diabetes, kidney disorders and lab services, among many others. To assist in the implementation of ICD-10 coding the resource includes links to common codes, clinical documentation information and clinical scenarios to assist in understanding the proper use of the new codes. You can access the guide and other materials at www.cms.gov.