Great article from Medical Economics on the new codes...there are several pages of all the changes and additions...BD
You've barely gotten used to last year's ICD-9-CM changes but it's time to review your charge tickets and encounter forms again to see if any of this year's revisions affect your practice. Remember, these diagnosis codes take effect this Oct. 1, and CMS doesn't allow a grace period: Claims with invalid codes will be rejected. This time, at least, you have far fewer changes to contend with: 142 new, five revised, and 17 invalid codes compared with almost 300 changes last year.
As before, many of the new codes were created to allow you to be more precise in identifying signs, symptoms, and conditions. For example, there are more than 30 subtypes of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and all are currently indexed to code 202.8x. Come October, you'll be able to identify specific kinds of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with any of the 54 new codes in categories 200 and 202.
NEW DIAGNOSIS CODES - use the link below to view changes and new codes