Coding an Acute Myocardial Infarction: Unravelling the Mystery

The following white paper offers an overview of the types of acute myocardial infarctions and their accompanying coding requirements. The paper also contains tips for CDI professionals querying providers regarding these complex conditions and some helpful resources.

Please note that the fourth universal definition of MI has recently been published. While it will be sometime before there is official coding and documentation advice related to the definition, CDI professionals can read about the changes here. Alternatively, listen to the August 29 episode of ACDIS Radio featuring a discussion of the new definition with James S. Kennedy, MD, CCS, CCDS, CDIP.

To read about ACDIS' "hierarchy of authority" of published articles, click here.