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Reminder:  Updates to ICD 10 for October 1, 2016

Just when you thought you had it figured all out, additional changes are coming your way. We blogged about the announcement of new codes in March but wanted to share a friendly reminder to make sure you are taking steps to educate yourselves about the updated codes for October 1, 2016.

The background:  The CDC released FY 2017 ICD-10-CM codes that go into effect for dates beginning October 1, 2016 spanning through September 30, 2017.

Breakdown of the numbers:

  • 1,974 new ICD-10-CM codes
  • 425 diagnosis codes with revised definitions
  • 311 codes that were deleted

These 2017 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.

Updated ICD-10s Link

 

 

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