ICD-10-PCS Inpatient Procedure Coding: Lesson 01: An Overview of Procedure Coding

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The process of coding involves transforming the medical descriptions of diagnoses and procedures found in the documentation of the health record into codes. These codes "tell the story" of the patient's encounter: The diagnosis codes describe the reason for the admission, and the procedure codes describe the services the patient received. This lesson begins the discussion of the coding process using ICD-10-PCS for inpatient procedures, starting with an overview of the system. 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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The process of coding involves transforming the medical descriptions of diagnoses and procedures found in the documentation of the health record into codes. These codes "tell the story" of the patient's encounter: The diagnosis codes describe the reason for the admission, and the procedure codes describe the services the patient received. This lesson begins the discussion of the coding process using ICD-10-PCS for inpatient procedures, starting with an overview of the system. 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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