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Guidelines, Tips, Plain-English Descriptions & Decision Support

Find official Guidelines, DecisionHealth Coding Tips, Plain English Descriptions, Decision Support and Payer Alerts all indexed by code in the left column. A code within a parenthetical ( ) following a Guideline, Coding Tip, Decision Support or Payer Alert – or coding convention – header indicates when that instruction applies to that entire Category or Subcategory.

Guidelines provide visibility to the official guidance for that code. The section of the chapter-specific guidelines the excerpt is pulled from is identified below the header.

Coding Tips are post acute care-specific and enhance interpretation, offer billing and OASIS impacts tied to the code, give guidance on related-documentation requirements, and more.

Plain-English Descriptions are clinical definitions to help you identify diseases and conditions more readily.

Decision Support includes tips, definitions and tables from DecisionHealth's ICD-10-CM Coding Companion.

Payer Alerts provide insight into coding issues currently being scrutinized by payers.

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