September 14, 2017
On August 9th, 2017, 419 codes were added, 273 codes were revised codes and 123 codes are being deleted. In addition, on April 14, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published proposed changes to ICD-10, along with the proposed hospital inpatient prospective payment system rule. These changes are effective on October 1st, 2017. Healthcare facilities are now tasked with updating their practice management, EHR, and other systems to reflect the multitude of additions, revisions, and deletions made to ICD-10 codes. Are you prepared for the 4,000 new ICD-10 codes coming October 1st?
Educate Your Team in Advance
To assist in transitioning to this ICD-10 update, MedKoder offers ICD-10 specific educational and consulting services in which our specialists will help practices effectively respond and prepare for all code changes.
Here is a summary of the new changes for ICD-10-CM:
- 360 new code additions
- 142 deletions
- 250+ revisions
Conduct a Coding Audit to Ensure Accuracy
Along with education and consulting services, MedKoder offers facility and specialty specific provider coding audit services to help improve your documentation and boost revenue to keep the cash flow moving in the right direction. Our auditors are a team of multi-credentialed coding consultants, and each auditor has extensive experience in their service line. MedKoder’s extensive expertise in Medical Auditing will help you identify strengths and opportunities for your organization and providers. All audit findings are tracked in written reports with subsequent coding education provided to each client based on audit findings.
Information on the ICD-10-CM updates for FY 2018 can be found at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/2018-ICD-10-CM-and-GEMs.html
Tables containing changes can be found at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/AcuteInpatientPPS/FY2018-IPPS-Proposed-Rule-Home-Page-Items/FY2018-IPPS-Proposed-Rule-Tables.html?DLPage=1&DLEntries=10&DLSort=0&DLSortDir=ascending