Tag: ICD-10

ICD-10 Committee issues tabular instructions, indexing info for COVID-19 code

Providers and payers now have revised tabular and index information for new ICD-10-CM code U07.1 (COVID-19) issued today by the panel that maintains the diagnosis code set in the U.S. The ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee issued addenda for both the COVID-19 code and code U07.0 (Vaping-related disorder), both of which take effect April 1. The latest COVID-19 coding information comes […]

ICD-10 committee: Start reporting confirmed cases of COVID-19 with U07.1 on April 1

Providers in the U.S. will have a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for the COVID-19 virus beginning April 1. During a March 18 meeting, the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee announced that it would adopt the World Health Organization (WHO) code, U07.1 (COVID-19), effective April 1. Previously, the panel had planned to implement the code beginning […]

WHO releases COVID-19 interim coding guidance

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a public health emergency of international concern on January 30. The WHO Family of International Classifications (WHOFIC) Network Classification and Statistics Advisory Committee (CSAC) subsequently created a new ICD-10 code for the disease: U07.1, 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. Complete information regarding the COVID-19 coding will be […]

Comments on proposed new codes due by November 8

The deadline is fast approaching for providers to comment on several new codes and revisions proposed for implementation Oct. 1, 2020. The deadline to submit comments on the proposals is Nov. 8. The proposed code changes were discussed at the September ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting. Among the possible changes is a proposal that would […]

CDC releases guidance on coding for health care encounters and deaths related to e-cigarette, vaping

Coders now have guidance for health care encounters and deaths related to e-cigarette, vaping or product use associated lung injury (EVALI). The guidance, released October 17 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is consistent with current clinical knowledge about e-cigarette or vaping-related disorders, according to the CDC. This guidance is intended to […]

Quarterly OASIS Q&As offer detail on wound coding

CMS in its latest quarterly OASIS Q&As provided agencies with details about how to code a specific wound scenario. In Question 1 of the April Q&As, one agency asked CMS about a patient admitted with two distinct areas caused by pressure. Notes the agency: “A wound on the left buttock presents with purple localized discolored […]

Breaking News: CDC releases final list of 2019 ICD-10-CM codes

Brought to you by Home Health Line. Providers will have a total of 473 code changes beginning Oct. 1, including 279 new codes, 143 revised codes and 51 deactivated codes, according to the final list of changes issued June 11 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The majority of the new codes added […]

Home health: Surgical wound infection codes set to expand dramatically in FY2019

Provided by Home Health Line. Home health coders could have 435 ICD-10-CM code changes to deal with starting Oct. 1, with 247 new codes, 139 revised codes and 49 codes rendered invalid, according to the proposed hospital inpatient prospective payment system rule (IPPS) rule released April 24. One notable code, T81.4xxA (Infection following a procedure, […]

New ICD-10 codes become effective October 1st

New ICD-10 codes become effective October 1, 2016, are you ready? The CMS website offers official resources to help providers with ICD-10, including the Updates to the Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015, CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities. HCPro has several resources to help providers remain compliant in […]

CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities

Updates to the Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities are available. Many resources remain to help providers with ICD-10 questions. Please refer to the CMS ICD-10 webpage for informational resources. A step-by-step resource list is also available to help you quickly locate important […]