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Come April 1, coders will have additional code options to further capture social determinants of health (SDOH) and abuse and neglect, as CDC released upcoming changes to both the code set and official guidelines on Jan. 9.
 
The CDC made a coding correction within the official ICD-10-CM Table of Drugs and Chemicals that was part of the FY2023 diagnosis coding update that took effect Oct. 1.
 
An "inadvertent error" in the Table of Drugs had listed an incorrect code under the "poisoning assault" category. Before the agency caught the misprint, the table mistakenly listed code T43.652 ...
 
Industry experts and coders alike will be pleased to see the inclusion of 69 new codes to further identify the stage of severity, as well as behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).
 
These were included as part of the 1,176 new codes released June 10 with the FY2023 ICD-10 final code update. The code update also includes two hundred Tabular and Alpha Index changes. The CDC has also posted the FY2023 guidelines along with the code update. These changes will take effect Oct. 1.
 
 
Brain illness and injury, with a focus on dementia-related diagnoses, occupy a high volume of the 1,495 proposed changes to the ICD-10-CM code set announced today.
 
 
Starting April 1, you’ll have new ICD-10-CM Z codes to report if you find the patient you are treating is partially vaccinated or unvaccinated for COVID-19.
 

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