New Guidance on 7th Characters ‘A’ vs. ‘D’ in ICD-10-CM

September 29, 2016

7th Characters were a new concept introduced in the first issue of ICD-10-CM in October of 2015. Various chapters of ICD-10-CM use a 7th character for different reasons. For example, in the eye chapter, the 7th character is used to identify the stage of glaucoma, in the OB section a 7th character is used to identify¬†which fetus is involved, and in injuries, a 7th character is used to identify stage…

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