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Don't Let the Coding Get Lost in Translation
By Valerie Fernandez, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, AHIMA ICD-10 Trainer

In preparation for ICD-10, it is important to review medical records and translate the coding to ICD-10. Taking one or two office notes, operative reports, or discharge summaries will provide sufficient practice to prepare for the planned implementation date of October 1, 2015. Following are a few sample discharge summaries. Read through them, pick the accurate ICD-9 codes, and then convert them to ICD-10.

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