Topic: Contexo Media

ICD-10 Corner: Reporting External Cause Codes in ICD-10-CM

Diagnosis codes for external causes of morbidity identify environmental events and other circumstances as the cause of an injury and other adverse effects. These codes are always reported as a secondary code with the nature of the condition or injury reported as the first-listed diagnosis. External cause codes provide valuable data for research and injury prevention ...


Tip of the Week: Coding for Cervicocerebral Arteries Diagnostic Studies

CPT codes for diagnostic studies of cervicocerebral arteries were added in 2013. Codes 36221-36228 should be used for selective and nonselective placement of arterial catheter for diagnostic imaging of the aortic arch, carotid, and vertebral arteries. The codes include vessel assessment, catheter placement, contrast injections, fluoroscopy, radiological supervision and interpretation, and closure of the arteriotomy. ...


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