Now that ICD-10 is almost six months old, coders are figuring out which mistakes are the most common.
ICD-10 codes are very specific and large in numbers compared to ICD-9. Because of the specificity and large numbers, coders should be careful how they used ICD-10 codes.
Let’s take a quick look at some of those that a coding website reported:
1. Secondary codes for Pregnancy Complications: There are Z3A category codes to indication period of gestation
2. Check Excludes 1 and Excludes 2: Some ICD-10 codes cannot be used together
3. Be Careful with using Injury Codes: Mostly, get the initial, subsequent and sequela encounters straight
4. Using Z codes in ICD 10: These are mostly secondary codes but can be used as primary diagnoses in rare occasions