JustCoding’s ICD-10-PCS Medical and Surgical Root Operations Training Handbook (Pack of 10)
Excision or Resection? Occlusion or Restriction? Note the nuances in root operation definitions
ICD-10-PCS coding is different than anything inpatients coders have done in the past. The root operation character determines which table coders will use to build an ICD-10-PCS code.
However, physicians do not need to use root operation terms in their documentation. This means coders must determine the correct root operation by reading the operative report, determining the intent of the procedure, and selecting the root operation that represents that intent.
This book divides the 31 root operations in the Medical and Surgical section into nine groups of related root operations to make it easier for coders to learn the nuances in the definitions.
CDI specialists don’t necessarily need to know how to code in ICD-10-PCS, but they do need to understand the concept of the root operation. CDI specialists and coders will be querying for information about surgical procedures that they currently don’t need. Knowing the nuances of the root operations will allow CDI specialists to craft more concise queries.
Take a look at the Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Root operations that take out some/all of a body part
Chapter 2: Root operations that take out solids/fluids/gasses from a body part
Chapter 3: Root operations involving cutting or separation only
Chapter 4: Root operations that put in/put back or move some/all of a body part
Chapter 5: Root operations that alter the diameter/route of a tubular body part
Chapter 6: Root operations that always involve a device
Chapter 7: Root operations involving examination only
Chapter 8: Root operations that include other repairs
Chapter 9: Root operations that include other objectives
This book provides:
- Defines each of the 31 root operations in the Medical and Surgical section
- Provides the definitions and coding examples in an easy-to-read and reference format
- Breaks out one of the characters that will be challenging and drilling down a little without overburdening the reader
After reading this book, coders will be able to:
- Explain the differences between similar ICD-10-PCS root operations
- Determine the appropriate root operation for procedures in the Medical and Surgical section of ICD-10-PCS
- Apply root operations definition to physician documentation of procedures
About the Author:
Michelle A. Leppert, CPC
Michelle Leppert is a senior managing editor covering coding for HCPro, a division of BLR. After nine years as a newspaper writer and editor, she joined HCPro in 2007. She began writing about outpatient medical coding for JustCoding.com and the newsletter Briefings on APCs in 2009, in addition to obtaining her CPC that same year. She transitioned to covering inpatient coding in 2013, writing for the newsletter Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies and continuing to write for JustCoding.com. She has been writing about ICD-10 for HCPro newsletters and JustCoding.com since 2010. She is the main contributor to the ICD-10 Trainer blog (www.justcoding.com/blogs).