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2019 ICD-10-PCS Codes: New Details Revealed in Recently Released Files
June 05, 2018 Chuck Buck | Erica Remer, MD | Ellen Fink-Samnick | Gloryanne Bryant | Sherri Dumford | Laura Hayman, RN

There are 78,881 ICD-10-PCS codes for fiscal year 2019. Of these there will be 392 new codes; eight revision titles; and 216 deleted codes, according to nationally recognized coding authority Gloryanne Bryant, who reports our lead story during this episode. The files, recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and first reported by ICD10monitor, contain information on the ICD-10-PCS updates that all hospital inpatient coding professionals are to use for discharges occurring from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019.

  • National Spotlight: Nonaccidental trauma (NAT): ICD10monitor contributor and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host Erica Remer, MD, reports on a coding-clinical disconnect when documenting child abuse—a serious problem on many levels and a particular focus during this episode. Joining the discussion is Laura Hayman, RN, a clinical documentation integrity specialist with a Midwestern teaching facility which is a level 1 pediatric trauma center.

  • Tuesday Focus – SDoH: Ellen Fink-Samnick, an award-winning industry expert and author, reports on one of the hottest topics in healthcare—the Social Determinants of Health.

  • Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk: Sherri Dumford, Director of External Affairs for the Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA), reports on the X12 meeting in Florida. Chartered by the American National Standards Institute, the organization develops and maintains EDI standards that facilitate consistent electronic interchange of healthcare transactions.

  • TalkBack: Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host Dr. Erica Remer reports on news coming out of the recent national conference of the American College of Physician Advisors.


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