WHY THESE NEW CODES MATTER TO YOU

  • Bedside care providers are usually the ones to identify skin damage resulting from moisture on their patients.
  • There has not been (until now) a reliable way to capture the number of patients in the US who have moisture associated skin damage.
  • The way that all disease state data in the US is collected is by tracking something called ICD-10-CM codes.
  • The ICD-10-CM codes for moisture related problems were inadequate and inconsistently used.
  • A group of volunteers from the WOCN Society worked to get new ICD-10-CM Codes added so that we could track and trend skin problems related to moisture in the US.
  • The change is going to require that we use slightly different words to document these conditions. We must be role models for and teach others to use the new words.
  • It’s inconvenient to have to change our language, but we can do it (we have done it before). The new words are going to be with us for a long time, so we must change.

ICD-10-CM Toolkit

Download this electronic toolkit to promote awareness and increase engagement of educational resources created to enhance your clinical practice related to ICD-10-CM Codes for Irritated Contact Dermatitis Resource.

 

       

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PRESENTATIONS

These WOCNext on-demand presentations explore the change to the ICD-10-CM codes to include Moisture Associated Skin Damage conditions and what actions you need to take to incorporate them into your practice.

 

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JWOCN Resources

Moisture-Associated Skin Damage: A Historic Step Forward

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Practice Alert: New ICD-10 Codes for MASD

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Moisture-Associated Skin Damage: Expanding and Updating Practice Based on the Newest ICD-10-CM Codes

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Moisture-Associated Skin Damage: Expanding Practice Based on the Newest ICD-10-CM Codes for Irritant Contact Dermatitis Associated With Digestive Secretions and Fecal or Urinary Effluent From an Abdominal Stoma or Enterocutaneous Fistula

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WOCN Blog Post

WOCN announced that its application for new ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes for Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD) has been approved by the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee and took effect on October 1, 2021.

 

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