Five Frequently Asked Questions About ICD-10

Sarah Wiskerchen, MBA, CPC

During the AAOS-sponsored ICD-10 education courses presented this year by KarenZupko & Associates, orthopaedic surgeons, practice managers, and staff had plenty of questions about ICD-10. Here are five that were frequently asked.

For orthopaedics, a key feature of ICD-10 is its expansion to include greater detail about the injuries and conditions treated. In ICD-9, an “unspecified” diagnosis code may have been the only option, but that will not often be the case in ICD-10.

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