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Key Takeaways from March 2017 Coordination & Maintenance Committee Meeting

The Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee Meeting was held March 7 and 8 at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) headquarters, for the purposes of reviewing proposals for new ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) and ICD-10-PCS (procedures) for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The agenda was full and required two full days of presentations to complete. […]

Revisiting Secondary Diagnosis Assignment: Part II

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the last installment in a two-part series on the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set. Assigning secondary or “other” diagnoses was a source of confusion in ICD-9 and remains so in ICD-10 today. The Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set, or UHDDS, is used for reporting inpatient data in acute-care, short-term care, […]

C&M Update: Enhancements to ICD-10 Continue

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in an ongoing series of articles about proposed code changes to the ICD-10-CM/PCS code set that will be published here by Bryant and other contributing editors at ICD10monitor. The ICD-10-CM/PCS Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee met this past week, and there were lots of proposed enhancements to the code […]