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Coding Tip: Reporting Vaping in ICD-10-CM | Effective on 4/1/2020

Coding Tip: Reporting Vaping in ICD-10-CM | Effective on 4/1/2020

Effective with 4/1/2020 discharges, ICD-10-CM code U07.0  is used to report vaping -related disorders. ICD-10-CM code U07.0 (vaping related disorder) should be used when documentation supports that the patient has a lung-related disorder from vaping. This code is found in the new ICD-10-CM Chapter 22. U07.0 will be in listed in the ICD-10-CM manual under a new section: Provisional assignment of new disease of uncertain etiology or emergency use.

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Coding Tip: Coding Diagnoses on Outpatient Encounters

Coding Tip: Coding Diagnoses on Outpatient Encounters

One reason that coders should report chronic conditions (including history and status codes) on outpatient records is the HCC’s—Hierarchical Condition Categories. The quick and easy explanation of what HCC’s are is each HCC is mapped to certain ICD-10-CM codes or code ranges. HCC coding is designed to estimate future health care costs for patients.

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