Key Features and Benefits
Edge — Lay description. Updated with the 2023 ICD-10-PCS codes, lay
descriptions are provided for the ICD-10-PCS procedures commonly performed
inpatient procedures. Corresponding ICD-10-PCS root operations are identified
Edge — Clinical focus points.
When more than one root operation may apply, key procedural terms
differentiating the root operations are highlighted in focus points to ensure
that the correct root operation is selected.
Edge — Illustrations at the code level. Illustrations of pertinent
anatomy and surgical procedures are included to enhance understanding.
use. Developed to work hand-in-hand with your Optum ICD-10-PCS codebook.
understanding of ICD-10-PCS. The lay descriptions were developed to enhance
understanding of the ICD-10-PCS terminology and definitions of root
operations, body parts, approaches, devices, and qualifiers.
· Designed for novices and seasoned coders.
The lay descriptions, illustrations, and other supplemental resources
contained in this resource are designed for coders of all skill levels.