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The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is a standardized system used for classifying and coding medical diagnoses and procedures. This system is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is used by healthcare providers, insurance companies, and government agencies in the United States.
The ICD-10-CM coding guidelines are updated annually, and sometimes twice yearly, to reflect changes in medical technology, treatments, and diagnostic practices. The 2022 and 2023 updates bring several changes that healthcare providers and coders need to be aware of.
Here are some of the most significant changes in the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for 2023:
- New Codes: Every year there are new codes have been added, this includes those in both the 2022 and 2023 updates, including codes for new medical technologies, treatments, and conditions. These codes help ensure that healthcare providers can accurately and consistently code for new medical advances and treatments.
- Code Deletions: Some codes are also deleted each year from the ICD-10-CM system. This includes the changes in both the 2022 and 2023 updates. This is done to remove codes that are no longer used or are duplicates of other codes.
- Code Revisions: Many codes have been revised in both the 2022 and 2023 updates, including changes to the code descriptions and requirements for the use of certain codes. These revisions help ensure that the ICD-10-CM system remains up-to-date and accurate.
- Clarifications: Both the 2022 and 2023 updates include clarifications to the coding guidelines to help coders better understand the requirements for using certain codes. These clarifications help reduce coding errors and improve the accuracy of medical coding.
- Documentation Requirements: The 2022 and 2023 updates include changes to the documentation requirements for certain codes.
These changes help to ensure that the necessary information is included in medical records to support accurate coding.
- Official Coding Guidelines: The 2022 and 2023 updates include changes to the official coding guidelines, including changes to the sequencing of codes, the use of certain codes, and the requirement for additional information.
- Changes to the Tabular List: The 2022 and 2023 updates include changes to the Tabular List, which includes revisions to the code descriptions, code titles, and the organization of the codes.
In conclusion, the 2022 and 2023 updates to the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines are important developments for healthcare providers, coders, and insurance companies. These changes help ensure that medical diagnoses and procedures are accurately and consistently coded, which is critical for reimbursement and quality data collection. It is important for healthcare providers and coders to familiarize themselves with the changes in the yearly updates and to continue to stay up-to-date with future updates to the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines.
- Understanding how to determine what changed
- Understanding the coding guideline changes
- To know the significant changes in ICD-10 Coding Guidelines
- To know new and deleted codes
- To know revised codes
- Documents required for ICD-10 Codes
- To ensure that medical diagnoses and procedures are accurately and consistently coded
Areas Covered in the Session:
- 2022 ICD-10-CM Coding Guideline changes
- 2023 ICD-10-CM Coding Guideline changes
- How to find the changes in the guidelines
- New ICD-10 Codes and guidelines
- Revised and Deleted Codes
- Official Coding Guidelines
- Changes in Tabular List of Code
- Claims Adjusters
- Surgery Schedulers
- Reimbursement Staff
Julie Davis, CPC, COC, CRC, CPMA, CPCO, CDEO, Approved Instructor has 20+ years of experience in coding, auditing, compliance, documentation improvement, consulting, and teaching. Her background includes coding and auditing for several large multispecialty medical groups, managing coders, auditors, and physician educators for several national consulting companies and multispecialty medical groups, and consulting for national clients. She has created a curriculum and taught a variety of coding courses, for clients, private classes, and AAPC. She is currently a member of the AAPC Documentation Advisory Committee. She has also held officer positions in several AAPC Local Chapters in both California and Colorado.
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