ICD-10-CM and Coding for Severe Sepsis

by Steve Adams, InGauge Healthcare Solutions Recently we looked at how to use the ICD-10-CM Book by using the “chapters, blocks and rubrics” provided for all 21 chapters of the book. Today I thought we might take one of the 21 chapters and list some of the common ICD-10-CM codes we might use from that specific chapter of ICD-10-CM beginning in October of 2014. Within chapter 1 of...

ICD-10-CM Introduction

by Steve Adams As we begin to draw closer to that October 2014 date we wanted to introduce you to the make up the ICD-10-CM book and some of the ways you can find the 3-7 character codes that represent the more than 69,000 diagnostic services within the ICD-10-CM manual that you will use every day. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the Federal agency responsible for...