October 1 Deadline: No More Unlisted Codes
Be Ready with these ICD-10 Quick Tips
News | Published: Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:30 am
The CMS grace period for unlisted codes ends on 10/1/2016. This means that Medicare will no longer accept unspecified codes when the documentation supports a more specified diagnosis. Don’t panic—here are some quick tips for documentation:
- Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) - Documentation should state which wall and which vessel the AMI occurred.
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) – Documentation should state if CHF is diastolic or systolic or both and whether or not it is Acute, Chronic, or Acute on Chronic
- Coronary Artery Disease – Documentation should include whether or not the patient also is experiencing angina and what type of angina. Whether the vessels are native or if they are bypass grafts.
- Also laterality should be specifically documented.
- Medicare will still accept unspecified if the physician truly does not have a more specific diagnosis; however as soon as specificity can be determined, future charges should reflect the specified code.
Need more help? Check out these ICD-10 Resources:
Re-cap BOCN ICD-10 Updates and Proposed Changes Webinar Recording: https://www.medaxiom.com/resource-center/financial-management/re-cap-bocn-icd-10-cm-updates-and-proposed-cardiovascular-coding-changes/?back=ResourceCenter#rc-top
The ICD-10 Home Stretch Webinar Recording: https://www.medaxiom.com/resource-center/financial-management/the-icd-10-home-stretch-where-you-should-be-and-how-to-get-there/?back=ResourceCenter#rc-top
2016 Clinical Documentation/E&M Remote Workshop: https://www.medaxiom.com/resource-center/financial-management/2016-clinical-documentation-e-m-remote-workshop/?back=ResourceCenter&membergroup=MedAxiom%20Staff&referrer=curbano%40medaxiom.com#rc-top