The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a system of classifying diseases and health-related conditions. It is used by healthcare providers, researchers, and payers to track and communicate health data. The ICD is updated every few years to reflect new medical knowledge and practice.
The upcoming ICD guidelines for 2023 include a number of changes, including:
New codes for dementia: The new codes will provide more granular information about the different types and stages of dementia.
New codes for endometriosis: The new codes will provide more accurate information about the severity and location of endometriosis.
New codes for maternal care for fetal disorders: The new codes will provide more detailed information about the care provided to pregnant women with fetal disorders.
New codes for head injuries: The new codes will provide more information about the severity and location of head injuries.
New codes for motorcycle/electric bike accidents: The new codes will provide more information about the severity of injuries sustained in motorcycle and electric bike accidents.
In addition to these new codes, the 2023 ICD guidelines also include a number of changes to existing codes. These changes are designed to improve the accuracy and consistency of coding.
The 2023 ICD guidelines will be effective on October 1, 2022. Healthcare providers and coders should familiarize themselves with the changes in advance to ensure that they are able to code accurately.
The ICD guidelines are an important tool for tracking and communicating health data. The changes in the 2023 guidelines will help to improve the accuracy and consistency of coding, which will ultimately benefit patients by ensuring that they receive the correct care.
Here are some resources where you can learn more about the upcoming ICD guidelines for 2023:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): https://www.cms.gov/medicare/icd-10/2023-icd-10-cm
World Health Organization (WHO): https://icd.who.int/browse11/l-m/en
Wolters Kluwer: https://www.wolterskluwer.com/en/expert-insights/2023-icd10-code-updates
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