The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the fiscal year (FY) 2020 ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) code changes for dates of service effective for October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.
Total number of new code changes revealed: 273 new codes, 30 code title revised codes and 21 deleted codes. New code highlights include: eye wall fractures, deep tissue injuries, atrial fibrillation, phlebitis and thrombophlebitis, embolism and thrombosis, poisoning, adverse effects and underdosing, heatstroke, legal intervention and new Z codes.
Anyone who deals with medical insurance claims in your organization needs to be aware of these changes, how to interpret the impact to your organization, and train necessary staff members who will be impacted by them.
- Identify the new, revised and deleted codes that impact your individual organization.
- Review the changes and see the impact to your organization’s top 25-50 codes.
- Apply the general and chapter specific guideline highlights that impact how claims are paid
- Train providers on documentation changes that may be impacted by code changes.
- Get your teams on board with the changes and maintain constant revenue stream for your organization with correct coding and documentation efforts.
- Coding updates and revisions
- Identify the deleted codes and determine what to use instead
- Recognize potential documentation needs
- Understand code change rationale
- Implement guideline revisions and apply them with confidence
- Collections department
- Revenue cycle experts
- Physician owners
- Auditing and Compliance Teams