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When October 1, 2014, rolls around, the ICD-10-PCS (procedural coding system) will replace the ICD-9-PCS currently used for inpatient procedures. Code assignments under this system will be very different for all inpatient coding professionals, starting with the idea that they will need to “build” a seven-character code—either for medical-surgical procedures or ancillary services, which include imaging, nuclear medicine, and radiation oncology.

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Donna Richmond, BA, RCC, CIRCC, CPC

Donna is a Senior Healthcare Consultant at Panacea Healthcare Solutions. She has worked for more than 25 years in medical billing, coding and compliance, with a primary focus on radiology, including nuclear medicine. She has published articles in several newsletters and magazines and is a frequent presenter of radiology webcasts and seminars.

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