The impending move to the ICD-10 coding system includes the use of a very complex procedural coding system (PCS) by hospitals for claims submitted to Medicare and other payers.
But ICD-10-PCS is an entirely different classification system based on the essential components of a procedure and not the same organizational principles of the ICD-9-CM Volume 3 procedure classification. Under the new system, codes are “built” from a number of variables, including body system, root operation, body part, approach, and more. And in some cases, multiple codes may be needed to describe each of the specific components of a procedure or service.
Coders need a tool that guides them through the code “building” process using essential definitions and conversion tables.
Features and benefits
- Convenient set of 11 cards. These quick reference cards are 8.5" x 11" double-sided sheets with ring closure.
- Save time. Important coding reference information is consolidated onto a set of laminated cards covering:
- Body part key
- Root operation definitions
- Root operation comparison table
- Approach definitions
- Qualifier definitions for amputations (detachments)
- Anatomical region definitions
- Basic PCS character definitions
- Eponym conversion table
- Get ready for the transition to ICD-10-PCS. This uniquely valuable coding tool is not available from any other source.
- Map ICD-9-CM procedure terminology to ICD-10-PCS root operation terminology. The umbrella procedures in ICD-9-CM map to several alternative root operation. Know the key factors that will determine your code selection.
- Map eponyms to ICD-10-PCS codes. Many operations identified by an eponym include components that may be coded separately in ICD-10-PCS. Do you know the components of these operations?
- The perfect companion to your ICD-10-PCS code book. Be confident of character value selection as you build ICD-10-PCS codes.