By Denise Wills, CPC-A

When documenting depression, accuracy is important in determining the most specific code. If incomplete documentation is received, it will result in an unspecified code selection, which does not map to an HCC. For example, ICD-10 code F32.9 (MDD, single episode, unspecified) does not map to an HCC, whereas F32.0 (MDD, single episode, mild) does.

The ICD-10 classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, developed in part by the American Psychiatric Association, classifies depression by code.  Documentation of Major…

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