ICD-10-PCS Inpatient Procedure Coding: Lesson 06: Characters and Definitions

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This lesson goes into detail about the seven characters that constitute an ICD-10-PCS code and what they represent. The emphasis is on the Medical and Surgical section, but other sections are previewed. The root operations for this section are defined, and the groupings of these operations are explored. Detailed information about each root operation is included in Lessons 7 through 15 of this course. Before beginning this lesson, you should have access to the most recent version of ICD-10-PCS (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System). If you do not have the most recent copy of an ICD-10-PCS code book, then click the Resources tab to find and download the necessary documents. You will need the most recent version of the ICD-10-PCS Code Tables and Index as well as the Official Coding Guidelines. To get the most from these lessons, it's a good idea to complete them in order. The codes and information in this lesson are updated as needed and receive a comprehensive review annually.

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This lesson goes into detail about the seven characters that constitute an ICD-10-PCS code and what they represent. The emphasis is on the Medical and Surgical section, but other sections are previewed. The root operations for this section are defined, and the groupings of these operations are explored. Detailed information about each root operation is included in Lessons 7 through 15 of this course. Before beginning this lesson, you should have access to the most recent version of ICD-10-PCS (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System). If you do not have the most recent copy of an ICD-10-PCS code book, then click the Resources tab to find and download the necessary documents. You will need the most recent version of the ICD-10-PCS Code Tables and Index as well as the Official Coding Guidelines. To get the most from these lessons, it's a good idea to complete them in order. The codes and information in this lesson are updated as needed and receive a comprehensive review annually.

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