2022 ICD-10 Coding Update

The 2022 edition of ICD-10 contains over 200 diagnosis coding changes.  The CDC has just announced its release of the FY 2022 ICD-10-CM code set that will go into effect October 1, 2022.  The changes include: 159 new codes, 20 revised codes and 32 deleted codes.  The 2022 manual includes a new post-COVID-19 code (U09.9) to allow for reporting of post COVID conditions after the virus is no longer active.  The tabular notes instruct providers to code first the specific condition to COVID if known, such as chronic respiratory failure or pulmonary fibrosis.  There are also several new codes for reporting of social determinants of health, abnormal findings on neonatal screenings, systemic connective tissue disorders, poisoning/adverse effect of cannabis, among several other changes. 

The revisions largely impact the following chapters within ICD-10: 

  • Chapter 3: Diseases of the Blood and Blood-forming Organs
  • Chapter 11: Diseases of the Digestive System
  • Chapter 13: Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
  • Chapter 19: Injury, Poisoning and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes for Adverse Effects 

We recommend you review the complete list of additions, revisions and deletions.  You should update your systems prior to October 1 to include the ICD-10 changes as well as provide education to your clinical and coding staff regarding the revisions. 

The comprehensive listing of the 2022 ICD-10-CM files can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm

HBE’s team of coding and compliance experts is available to conduct documentation and coding compliance reviews, review and development of policies and procedures, as well as providing customized education and training for your staff. 

DISCLAIMER:  This newsletter contains only summary information and highlights; it should be read in conjunction with the full article or document provided as a link.  Any advice or recommendations are general and specific questions should be directed to professional counsel.

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