The purpose of this discussion is to explore the purpose of the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines.
Follow the three-step plan
Complete your Initial Post by Wednesday at 11:59pm EST.
1. Read: Discussion Background
You’ve spent some time using the ICD-10-CM coding manual to select and assign codes for various conditions, illnesses, or injuries. As you continue to learn about different body systems and the conditions associated with them, reflect on the purpose of the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines and how they guide you when selecting codes.
2. Initial Post: Create a new thread and answer all three parts of the initial prompt below
- Explain the purpose of the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines.
- Describe the organization of the guidelines in the ICD-10-CM coding manual.
- Explain how the coding guidelines affect the sequencing of multiple codes.