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2018 Coding Changes For Myocardial Infarction



2018 Coding Changes For Myocardial Infarction There are important 2018 Coding Changes For Myocardial Infarction. The 2018 Guidelines for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) are revised, specifying “type 1” AMI where required and guidelines are added for other types of MI: 1) Type 1 ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)  The ICD-10-CM codes for Type 1acute myocardial infarction (AMI) identify the site, such as anterolateral wall or true posterior wall. Subcategories I21.0-I21.2 and code I21.3 are used for type 1ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Code I21.4, Non-ST elevation (NSTEMI) myocardial infarction, is used for type 1 non ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and nontransmural MIs. If a type 1NSTEMI evolves to STEMI, the STEMI code should be assigned. If a type 1 STEMI converts to NSTEMI due to thrombolytic therapy, it is still coded as STEMI.  2) Acute myocardial infarction,... Read More


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