Friday, October 21, 2016

2017 Exclude 1 Update

2017 ICD-10-CM guidelines - Exclude 1 Update:

EXCLUDES 1:

An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note…

An exception to the Excludes1 definition is the circumstance when the two conditions are unrelated to each other. If it is not clear whether the two conditions involving an Excludes1 note are related or not, query the provider.


For example, code F45.8, Other somatoform disorders, has an Excludes 1 note for "sleep related teeth grinding (G47.63)," because "teeth grinding" is an inclusion term under F45.8. Only one of these two codes should be assigned for teeth grinding.  However psychogenic dysmenorrhea is also an inclusion term under F45.8, and a patient could have both this condition and sleep related teeth grinding. In this case, the two conditions are clearly unrelated to each other, and so it would be appropriate to report F45.8 and G47.63 together. 

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