September 22, 2017

CMS Post New and Updated ICD-10-CM Codes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have posted 2018 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code files, containing updates for fiscal year (FY) 2018 that will be available for use Oct. 1. The 2018 ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes are to be used for discharges and patient encounters for the 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2018.

Radiology practices should review the new additions (363 new codes), deletions (142 codes), code revisions (226 codes) and expanded code sets, as well as updated inclusionary terms and exclusionary notes to ensure the proper selection of a final diagnosis code(s).

For more information, see the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines for FY 2018.