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The ICD-10-CM code set in the United States is maintained by the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee and it reviews all requests for changes or additions to the code set and includes representatives from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
HIPAA requires insurers to accept new diagnosis codes beginning October 1st.
The ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee approved the following changes for 2019.
1. For fiscal year 2020, 328-New codes, 35 -Revised codes and 7-Deleted codes
2. The updated ICD-10-CM codes are for discharges and patient encounters taking place in fiscal year 2020.
3. There are 72,184 ICD-10-CM codes for fiscal year 2020 compared to 71,932 for fiscal year 2019, according to the American Health Information Management Association.
4. Among the added codes for fiscal year 2020 are:
Adenosine deaminase deficiency, unspecified
Severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency
Adenosine deaminase 2 deficiency
Other adenosine deaminase deficiency
Pressure-induced deep tissue damage of left elbow
Chronic embolism and thrombosis of right calf muscular vein
5. Among the deleted codes for fiscal year 2020 are:
Congenital metatarsus primus varus
Congenital pes cavus
Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly associated with short stature
More information on the codes for fiscal year 2020 is available here:
As a final note, this article covers only a major selection of the changes. Your organization will need an up-to-date 2020 ICD-10 resource and easy access to the official guidelines to ensure proper coding. You can download code set updates and current guidelines from the below links:
Download ICD 10 revised codes 2019-2020.