|October 2006 · Vol. 18, No. 10
ICD narrows down obesity codes
…as well as many other codes for common problems
RN, CPC-OGS, MA
Code 629.29 includes female genital cutting or mutilation Type IV status, the collective term for other types of mutilation such as burning or tearing
A new category of codes groups pain into acute and chronic classifications
Independent coding and documentation consultant; former program manager, Department of Coding and Nomenclature, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Are you monitoring a pregnant patient who had gastric banding or stapling?
There’s a code for that, as of Oct. 1.