ICD-10-CM for Outpatient Settings: Overview of Diagnosis Coding for Outpatient Services

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Medical coding specialists use a set of nationally recognized rules and guidelines to select the correct codes for the diagnoses treated, services provided, and procedures performed. Although inpatient and outpatient coding are similar, clinical diagnoses and services are reported and reimbursed differently. This lesson provides information pertaining to coding outpatient diagnoses in physician practices and clinics, emergency departments, and other outpatient departments in hospitals. It provides an overview of ICD-10-CM coding format and structure and the conventions and instructions in ICD-10-CM. Before beginning this lesson, you should have access to the most recent version of ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification). If you do not have the most recent version of an ICD-10-CM code book, then click the Resources tab to find and download the necessary documents. Be sure to download both the index and tabular listing of ICD-10-CM as well as the External Cause of Injuries Index, the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, and the Table of Neoplasms.

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Medical coding specialists use a set of nationally recognized rules and guidelines to select the correct codes for the diagnoses treated, services provided, and procedures performed. Although inpatient and outpatient coding are similar, clinical diagnoses and services are reported and reimbursed differently. This lesson provides information pertaining to coding outpatient diagnoses in physician practices and clinics, emergency departments, and other outpatient departments in hospitals. It provides an overview of ICD-10-CM coding format and structure and the conventions and instructions in ICD-10-CM. Before beginning this lesson, you should have access to the most recent version of ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification). If you do not have the most recent version of an ICD-10-CM code book, then click the Resources tab to find and download the necessary documents. Be sure to download both the index and tabular listing of ICD-10-CM as well as the External Cause of Injuries Index, the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, and the Table of Neoplasms.

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