Learn a little ICD-10: Musculoskeletal

ICD-10 seems so far away, and we shouldn’t learn specific coding information until it gets closer to transition time. However, knowing the basics of ICD-10 and what will change can be useful for us all.

AHIMA has begun to run educational overviews on ICD-10 codes. This month’s education focuses on the musculoskeletal system.

ICD-10 addresses the musculoskeletal system in Chapter 13: Disease of the Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue (M00-M99) and Chapter 19: Injury, Poisoning, and Certain Consequences of External Causes (S00-T88) (to replace current Chapter 17 items).

These chapters identify the episode of care, give more specifics on fractures and injuries and add osteoporosis instructions.

See this month’s on the musculoskeletal system, which also includes specifics on:

  • site and laterality;
  • moved codes;
  • detail;
  • injuries and fractures;
  • osteopeorosis

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