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Prepare for several hundred new ICD-10-CM codes now finalized to take effect Oct. 1. On June 16, CMS announced the additions of 395 new diagnosis codes, 25 deletions to the ICD-10-CM code set and 13 revisions. In addition, there are hundreds of changes to tabular instructions added in the addenda for the FY 2024 code set.
Practices that treat transgender, intersex, and gender-expansive patients take note: Coders should append modifier KX to a claim when a gender-specific procedure or gender-specific diagnosis code doesn’t match the patient’s reported sex
Practices that regularly perform facet joint blocks and denervations are bracing for more scrutiny of their claims and challenges to getting paid.


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