Tag: Medical Coding Updates

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New and Updated HCPCS Codes for July 2023

Newly introduced as of July 1, 2023, are updated CPT® codes detailed in MLN Matters 13210, issued on June 13. Accompanying this, a supplementary document, Change Request 13210, offers more comprehensive insights. Included in the fresh set of codes are those related to COVID vaccination and its administration. Specifically, 0174A pertains to administering the Pfizer-BioNTech […]
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New ICD-11 Codes

The New ICD-11 Codes: What You Need to Know

 In the ever-evolving field of healthcare, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment depend on a universal coding system that provides a common language for medical professionals worldwide. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) serves as the backbone of this system, and with the recent transition to ICD-11, a new era of coding has begun. In this […]
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SDoH Coding

Revisiting New Adjustments to SDoH Coding

In the 2024 ICD-10-CM, there are noteworthy changes to the SDoH codes Z55-Z65 that are worth mentioning. Instead of discussing minor formatting and grammatical adjustments made by CMS, I will concentrate on the significant changes. Here are the updates. ● Under the category of problems related to social environment (Z60.8), the ICD-10-CM now includes more […]
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ICD-10-PCS Codes and Guidelines

Latest ICD-10-PCS Codes and Guidelines for FY 2024

The latest ICD-10-PCS codes and guidelines for the fiscal year 2024 have been unveiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With a net growth of 73 codes, the total count of inpatient procedure codes has reached 78,603. Notably, the New Technology Section has experienced the largest surge, introducing 40 new codes. The […]
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IPPS-LTCH Rule

Proposed IPPS/LTCH Payment Update for FY2024

The agency proposes to strengthen the ties that bind payments to quality data reporting. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued, April 10, the Inpatient Prospective Payment System/Long-Term Care Hospital (IPPS/LTCH) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2024. If finalized as written, inpatient hospitals and LTCHs that do not successfully report quality data […]
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New Codes on Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for 6 to 11 years

The American Medical Association (AMA) has created three new CPT® codes to report the administration of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for patients 6 through 11 years. The new codes are effective June 17, 2022. Note These New Moderna Admin Codes For children ages 6 through 11 years, report the Moderna vaccine with existing CPT® code […]
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2023 Update to Diagnosis Codes Is Substantial

Exactly 1,468 new diagnosis codes will be added to the ICD-10-CM code set for fiscal year (FY) 2023. Moreover, 251 codes will be deleted, 35 code descriptors will be revised, and 36 codes will be converted to parent codes. The changes go into effect Oct. 1. Review the Latest Files The diagnosis code files and […]
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2022 care management services codes to know

Question: Can you please tell us what the new codes are for principal care management and chronic care management? Answer: There are three new codes in the care management section of the CPT codebook. Care Management Services Principal Care Management Services New CPT codes have been added in 2022 to describe “Principal Care Management Services.” […]
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Hundreds of new inpatient procedure codes finalized for fy 2023

Hundreds of new inpatient procedure codes finalized for fy 2023

CMS finalized the fiscal year (FY) 2023 inpatient procedure code set along with accompanying guidelines. KEY TAKEAWAYS331 new procedure codes will become effective October 1.The middle revenue cycle will need to be updated on recent coding changes that will affect hospital reimbursement. The FY 2023 ICD-10-PCS procedure code set and the ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for […]
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