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The Increased Specificity in ICD-10-CM means documentation must more specific to accommodate the complications and combinations used.

The diabetes mellitus codes are combination codes that include the type of diabetes mellitus, the body system affected, and the complications affecting that body system.

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Medical Auditing BootCamp

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The final list of the new ICD-10- CM codes that become effective October 1, 2016 has been released. There are approximately 1600 changes to the code set, making up for the four years the ICD-10- CM codes have not had a complete update. For fiscal year (FY) 2017, updates to the 2017 ICD-10- CM gynecology codes include more detailed codes, laterality, revision of postprocedural and other complications, such as problems with genitourinary implants and prostheses.

Breast Inflammatory Disorders of the Breast

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The 2017 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code updates, including a complete list of code titles, are available on the 2017 ICD-

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According to a new Vital Signs report released by CDC, 80 percent of people who get sepsis develop this often deadly complication outside of a hospital. Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection.

Sepsis can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. The signs and symptoms of sepsis include:

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