Announcement

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will implement three new ICD-10 diagnosis codes for reporting COVID-19 vaccination status effective April 1, 2022. In addition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will implement seven new ICD-10 procedure codes for COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines effective April 1, 2022. For details, see the ICD-10 Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups version 39.1 zip file under Latest News. The ICD-10 MS-DRG V39.1 Grouper Software to accommodate these new diagnosis and procedure codes for discharges on or after April 1, 2022, can be found on the same CMS webpage

    (11/16/2021)

Announcement

  • The Frequently Asked Questions Regarding ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding for COVID-19 have been revised as of August 27, 2021 can be found here.

    (8/27/2021)

Announcement

  • Revised FAQ's for ICD-10-CM/PCS for COVID-19 can be found here.

    (8/25/2021)

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Announcement

  • FY 2022 ICD-10-CM CODE FILES

    The FY 2022 ICD-10-CM files have posted at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm.  The 2022 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.  This replaces the FY 2021 – January release.  The FY 2022 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting will be posted at a later date.

    (6/23/2021)

Announcement

  • FY 2022 ICD-10-PCS CODE FILES
    The FY 2022 ICD-10-PCS code files, which contain information on the ICD-10-PCS updates for FY 2022, are available in the Downloads section at: https://www.cms.gov/medicare/icd-10/2022-icd-10-pcs. These FY 2022 ICD-10-PCS codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022 and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

    Upcoming ICD-10 C&M Committee Meeting
    Friday, June 11, 2021 is the deadline for members of the public to submit code requests for discussion at the September 14-15, 2021 ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting. Please indicate if you are submitting your request for consideration an April 1, 2022 or October 1, 2022 implementation date.

    Procedure code requests should be directed to CMS at ICDProcedureCodeRequest@cms.hhs.gov
    • For additional information, visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/newrevisedcodes

    Diagnosis code requests should be directed to NCHS at nchsicd10cm@cdc.gov
    • For additional information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10_maintenance.htm

    (6/4/2021)

Announcement

  • The updated ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting ICD-10-CM guidelines (with the new codes effective January 1, 2021) are now visible on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services webpage. The update includes the new COVID-19 related codes effective January 1, 2021. The 2021 addendum, 2021 updated code files and 2021 conversion table are also posted on the same webpage.

    (12/16/2020)

Announcement

  • The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has posted the January 1, 2021 release of the ICD-10-CM at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm. The update found under “2021 release of ICD-10-CM includes new COVID-19 related codes as well as the Present on Admission (POA) Exempt codes for fiscal year 2021.

    (12/4/2020)

Announcement

  • New ICD-10 codes for COVID-19 on Jan. 1. Six new ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes have been announced for reporting conditions related to COVID-19 effective Jan. 1, 2021. The codes are for pneumonia due to COVID-19; multisystem inflammatory syndrome; other systemic involvement of connective tissue; COVID-19 screening; suspected exposure to COVID-19; and personal history of COVID-19. CMS also is implementing 21 new ICD-10 procedure codes for COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, including monoclonal antibodies. For details, see the latest news on the CMS MS-DRG webpage.

    (11/30/2020)

Breaking News

  • BREAKING NEWS

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the addition to the ICD-10-PCS code set 12 new codes that will help identify treatments for COVID-19 effective August 1, 2020.  Among the new codes are Section X New Technology codes for the introduction or infusion of therapeutics including Remdesivir and convalescent plasma, as well as any future new therapeutic substance for the treatment of COVID-19 that does not have a unique name. Concurrently, CMS also released the new ICD-10 MS-DRGs Grouper software package to accommodate these new codes, Version 37.2 effective August 1, 2020.  The new codes will not affect the MS-DRG assignment. Detailed information is found here.

    Separately, the frequently asked questions on COVID-19 jointly developed and approved by the American Hospital Association’s Central Office on ICD-10-CM/PCS and the American Health Information Management Association were recently updated to include questions related to post COVID-19 manifestations, post acute care encounters and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) due to COVID-19.

    (7/30/2020)

Announcement

  • The FY 2021 ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines are available for download on the CDC’s website.

     

    (7/7/2020)

Announcement

  • The FY 2021 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code version is available for download on the CDC’s website. The updated official coding guidelines will be posted at a later.

    The FY 2021 ICD-10-PCS procedure code updates including a complete list of code titles and updated official coding guidelines are posted on the CMS website . 

    (6/30/2020)

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Announcement

Breaking News

  • The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that the CPT® Editorial Panel approved a new addition to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that will help streamline data-driven resource planning and allocation in the battle against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise.  Detailed information found here.

    (3/16/2020)

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Announcement

  • Detailed addenda for new ICD-10-CM code for vaping-related disorder to be implemented April 1, 2020 released. 

    (1/7/2020)

Announcement

  • New ICD-10-CM code for vaping-related disorder to be implemented April 1, 2020. Find out more here.

    (12/10/2019)

Breaking News

  • The ICD-10-CM Cooperating Parties have approved coding guidance for vaping related lung injuries: See full information on CDC's website here.

    (10/17/2019)

Breaking News

  • Welcome to the new Coding Clinic Advisor website!

    (9/23/2019)

Announcement

Announcement

  • There was an omission in Coding Clinic Fourth Quarter 2018, page 23. Code O86.04, Sepsis following an obstetrical procedure, should have also been assigned.

    (11/1/2018)

Announcement

  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Human Trafficking. The first ICD-10-CM codes for classifying human trafficking abuse released. The AHA has released a fact sheet with more information.

    (8/1/2018)

Announcement

Announcement

Announcement

  • The ICD-10-CM FY 2019 version is available for download on the CDC website.

    (6/12/2018)

Announcement

  • The ICD-10-CM FY 2019 version is available for download on the CMS website.

    (6/12/2018)

Announcement

  • The FY 2019 ICD-10-PCS procedure code updates including a complete list of code titles are posted on the CMS website. The FY 2019 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code updates will be posted in June.

    (5/22/2018)

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