Monday, October 15, 2012

Where are the New ICD-9 Codes?

Since we're already halfway through October, some people are starting to wonder where the new  ICD-9 codes are.   By this time, they're usually up on the website for people to download.

Because of the transition to ICD-10 in October 2014, there is a moratorium on creation of new codes, except in very limited circumstances.  So, there are no new ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes for 2013.  There is also no change to instructions or the Official Coding guidelines, which were effective October 1, 2011.

There is one change-a single ICD-9 procedure code (used only by inpatient hospitals), 00.95, Injection or infusion of glucarpidase, was added.   This drug is used to treat a common side effect of methotrexate administration.

If there are any future changes to the ICD-9, we'll post it here and on HCC University.

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