MedStar ICD-10 Documentation Manual

This manual includes requirements for documenting with ICD-10 specificity and lists of the most commonly used codes by specialty and diagnosis.  

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The MedStar ICD-10 Documentation Manual provides guidance on what needs to be documented to ensure accurate coding.  It uses the PLAN NOW acroynm to convey specific requirements for many common diagnoses.

The specialty pages include crosswalks that provide ICD-10 codes that correspond to the most frequently used ICD-9 codes.  These crosswalks will help you understand the new specificity requirements and can be used to find specific ICD-10 codes for many common diagnoses.

The codes in these crosswalks were chosen based on historical coding data from MedStar Health and from professional coding associations, and do not contain all the codes you will need. For a comprehensive list of ICD-10 codes, use Diagnosis Assistant or IMO Anywhere tool.

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