The New ICD-10-CM Code Updates Are Here — Are You Ready?

October 1st, 2019 - Aimee Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT, Director of Content
Categories:   Diagnosis Coding   Denials & Denial Management   Documentation Guidelines  
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 Today’s the day Yes, the annual switching of the diagnosis codes takes place today. Are you aware that there are hundreds of new changes (21 deletions, 30 revisions, and 273 new codes) affecting multiple chapters? Are you prepared? Take time right now and check out what is happening before you start getting claim denials. You need to update your coding tools and internal forms, and begin working on clinical documentation improvement processes to ensure providers are all set to take on these changes.

The following is a breakdown, by chapter, of the ICD-10-CM changes  effective today , October 1, 2019.


Chapter 1: Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99)

Chapter 2: Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs & Certain Disorders Involving the Immune Mechanism (D50-D89)

Chapter 6: Diseases of the Nervous System

Chapter 7: Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa (H00-H59)

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Chapter 9: Diseases of the Circulatory System (I00-J99)

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Chapter 10: Diseases of the Respiratory System (J00-J99)

Chapter 12: Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (L00-L99)

Chapter 13: Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue (M00-M99)

Chapter 14: Diseases of the Genitourinary System (N00-N99)

Chapter 17: Congenital Malformations, Deformations and Chromosomal Abnormalities (Q00-Q99)

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Chapter 18: Symptoms, Signs, and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings, NEC (R00-R99)

Chapter 19: Injury, Poisoning and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes (S00-T88)

Chapter 20: External Causes of Morbidity (V00-Y99)

There are more than code changes. The  2020 Official ICD-10-CM Coding Guideline Changes  are also revised! Be sure to review these changes so you are ready for any coding and documentation questions that may arise. CLICK HERE to read about it.

Chapter 21: Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services (Z00-Z99)

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