ICD10-CM 2020 Update – Effective 10/1/2019
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September 19th , 2019 at 11:00 EST

The ICD-10-CM code changes contained in the FY 2020 Proposed Rule Tables revealed 273 new codes, 21 deleted codes (now referred to as invalidated codes), and 30 code title revisions. The rule also proposed nearly 1,500 changes to complication or comorbidity/major complication or comorbidity (CC/MMC) designation and most of the severity changes are downgrades. Now that the updates are finalized, we will bring you the information in Webinar informational format.

The ICD-10-CM tabular addendum shows that practices and payers will have to understand and incorporate considerably more coding instructions when the update takes effect on October 1, 2019.
• 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.
• In addition, you’ll be able to report conditions such as eating disorders of nonorganic origin (F50.-) and malnutrition (E40-E46) with codes from the symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake family (R63) effective Oct. 1.
• In addition, it may be appropriate to report traumatic ischemic infarction of muscle (T79.6) with traumatic compartment syndrome, and when the patient’s diagnosis is respiratory syncytial virus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere (B97.4), you’ll code a related disorder such as otitis media (H65.-) or upper respiratory infection (J06.9) first.
• We will find more changes in the tabular notes throughout the ICD-10-CM manual. Chapter’s 2, 3 and 6 have added clarifying terms and notes as well as instructional exclusions that may impact your reporting and code capture.
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