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Practices will have a new ICD-10-CM code to report for post COVID-19 cases (sometimes known as long-haul COVID) starting Oct. 1.
 
Providers will find 205 proposed ICD-10-CM code changes in the FY 2022 version of the code set, slated to take effect Oct. 1, 2021. The proposed updates include 153 new diagnosis codes, 22 revised codes and 30 invalidated codes.
 
The changes were issued in the proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payment rule for acute and long-term care hospitals, released April 27.
 
 
Providers could get a new diagnosis code to report this fall for their post COVID-19 cases when the patient continues to have lingering symptoms after the infection is gone, ICD-10-CM officials announced this week.
 
 
Coders and medical practice staff can get a head start on a series of updated rules for diagnosis coding – the 2021 version of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines on Coding and Reporting was issued today – weeks ahead of the typical early August release date.
 
Nearly 500 codes – including the two new U codes for COVID-19 and vaping-related disorders – were finalized to be added to the ICD-10 code set.

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