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FY 2017 Updates to ICD-10-PCS

Author: Ward, Maria

Source: Journal of AHIMA | Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: November 2016



Many changes come with the first update of the new ICD-10 Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The higher-than-usual volume of changes was to be expected since the update system has been in a holding pattern for several years due to implementation delays. And al....

Fewer Codes for 2020 in ICD-10-PCS

Author: Ward, Maria

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2019


By Maria N. Ward, M.Ed., RHIA, CCS, CCS-P


There has been an increase in the number of possible codes in ICD-10-PCS every year since its implementation. With the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 ICD-10-PCS code changes, effective October 1, 2019, the tides have turned. In the Medical and Surg....

Fiscal Year 2018 Updates to the IRF PPS

Author: Ward, Maria

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2018






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Fiscal Year 2018 Updates to the IRF PPS


By Maria N. Ward, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P


Once again, the time has come for prospective payment system (PPS) updates. For inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), some p....

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....

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