Correct coding - Correct Coding Katrina Doughty MEA 1302-1M Introduction to ICD-10-PCS The ICD-10-PCS is a procedure coding system used for medical

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Correct CodingKatrina DoughtyMEA 1302-1M: Introduction to ICD-10-PCS.The ICD-10-PCS is a procedure coding system used for medical diagnosis and insurance billing. ICD-1—PCS is a set of codes that replaced Volume 3 of ICD-9-CM for inpatient procedure reporting. ICD-10-PCS is a totally new coding system designed to better accommodate the rapidly changing world of procedures. This procedure coding system is much more detailed and specific than the short volume of procedure code included in ICD-9-CM. The system consists of 87,000 procedure codes. There are two main reasons that ICD-10-PCS is necessary.” Payers cannot pay claims fairly using ICD-9-CM since the classification system does not accurately reflect current technology and medical treatment. Significantly different procedures are assigned to a single
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ICD-9-CM procedure code. Limitations in the coding system translate directly into limitations in the diagnosis-related groups (DRG). The healthcare industry cannot accurately measure quality of care using ICD-9-CM. It is difficult to evaluate the outcome of new procedures and emerging
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  • Spring '13
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  • Medical classification, ICD-10 Procedure Coding System, Needle aspiration biopsy, ICD-9-CM procedure code, Katrina Doughty

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