Section I.C.19 of the “Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting” (OCG) contains the guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapter 19: Injury, Poisoning and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes. Of all the chapters in ICD-10-CM, Chapter 19 (S00-T88) contains the most codes with 87 new codes added for FY 2020. That brings the Chapter 19 total to […]Read more
New Guideline I.C.15.l.3 Drug use during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, and New Codes for Chapter 16 Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period.
Background The World Health Organization (WHO) notes, “Use of alcohol, illicit drugs and other psychoactive substances during pregnancy can lead to multiple health and social problems for both mother and child, including miscarriage, stillbirth, low birthweight, prematurity, physical malformations and neurological damage.” Complete and accurate coding as well as application of the FY2019 Official Coding […]Read more
A completely new official coding guideline (“OCG”), not a revision, was added to Section I.B. General Coding Guidelines. The new guideline is titled “Coding for Healthcare Encounters in Hurricane Aftermath.” This new OCG has four components: I.B.19.a. Use of External Cause of Morbidity Codes I.B.19.b. Sequencing of External Causes of Morbidity Codes I.B.19.c. Other External […]Read more