From A to Z Codes Matter
The implementation of ICD-10 brought tens of thousands of new codes. Ranging from A to Z, they portray added specificity to explain the patient’s condition. While ALL of the codes are important, the Z-codes in ICD-10-CM (once V-codes in ICD-9-CM) have long been considered step-children, supplemental codes that are typically relegated to the end of the list of codes. They even appear in the last chapter of the ICD-10-CM codeset.
Read more of our updated newsletter here: A to Z Codes Matter