ICD-10-CM Coding Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities
Author: Liebner, Carole S; Lowery, Amanda L; Maccariella-Hafey, Patricia C; Usher, Joan L; Ward, Maria; Young, Carol
Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA
Publication Date: March 2015
Diagnostic coding plays several important roles in every healthcare setting, including long-term care (LTC) nursing facilities. Come October 1, 2015, LTC facilities will assign ICD-10-CM codes to capture a resident's clinical conditions.
ICD-10-CM facilitates the collection and....