The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the ICD-10-CM 2024 coding updates. These updates include new codes, deleted codes, and revised codes. The updates are effective for discharges occurring from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024 and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024.
The 2024 ICD-10-CM updates include 395 new codes. These new codes cover a variety of conditions, including:
Infectious and parasitic diseases: Two codes for Acinetobacter baumannii sepsis or the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
Neoplasms: 13 codes, including 10 codes for desmoid tumors
Mental health and behavioral disorders: Two codes for hoarding disorder
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases: Two codes for hyperkeratosis follicularis
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue: Four codes for acanthosis nigricans
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue: Two codes for myositis ossificans progressiva
Diseases of the genitourinary system: Two codes for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome
Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium: Two codes for postpartum cardiomyopathy
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period: Two codes for neonatal sepsis due to Listeria monocytogenes
Mental and behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substance use: Two codes for opioid use disorder in pregnancy
Factors influencing health status and contact with health services: Two codes for patient-reported stress disorder
The 2024 ICD-10-CM updates include 25 deleted codes. These deleted codes are no longer needed because the conditions they represent have been reclassified or removed from the ICD-10-CM classification system.
The 2024 ICD-10-CM updates include 13 revised codes. These revised codes have been updated to reflect new medical knowledge or to improve the accuracy of coding.
When coding for the 2024 ICD-10-CM updates, it is important to be familiar with the new codes, deleted codes, and revised codes. It is also important to use the most specific code possible to accurately reflect the patient's condition.
Healthcare providers and coders should also be aware of the following coding tips:
Use the 2024 ICD-10-CM coding guidelines to ensure accurate coding.
If you are unsure about how to code a particular condition, consult with a coding expert.
Be sure to review the patient's medical record carefully before coding.
Use the most specific code possible to accurately reflect the patient's condition.
By following these tips, healthcare providers and coders can ensure that patients receive the correct reimbursement for their care and that data is accurately collected for research and quality improvement purposes.