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Proposed 2020 ICD-10-CM codes include new codes for deep tissue damage, facial bone fractures, blood clots

Coders will have new ICD-10-CM codes to report pressure-induced deep tissue damage, acute versus chronic embolism and thrombosis and fractures of the facial bones around the eye, among other changes.

All told, 273 codes are proposed to be added, 30 codes revised and 21 invalidated in the ICD-10-CM code set for fiscal year 2020. The code changes, once finalized, would take effect Oct. 1, 2019.

CMS issued the proposed lists of new, revised and invalid codes April 23 in conjunction with the proposed inpatient hospital prospective payment system rule.

Source: Home Health Line