ICD-10-CM coding changes released for FY 2020: 5 takeaways

CMS has provided ICD-10-CM coding updates for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2019, and ending Sept. 30, 2020.

Five takeaways:

1. The updated ICD-10-CM codes are for discharges and patient encounters taking place in fiscal year 2020.

2. There are 72,184 ICD-10-CM codes for fiscal year 2020 compared to 71,932 for fiscal year 2019, according to the American Health Information Management Association.

3. For fiscal year 2020, 273 codes were added, 21 were deleted and 30 were revised.

4. Among the added codes for fiscal year 2020 are:

  • Adenosine deaminase deficiency, unspecified
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency
  • Adenosine deaminase 2 deficiency
  • Other adenosine deaminase deficiency
  • Pressure-induced deep tissue damage of left elbow
  • Chronic embolism and thrombosis of right calf muscular vein

5. Among the deleted codes for fiscal year 2020 are:

  • Congenital metatarsus primus varus
  • Congenital pes cavus
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly associated with short stature

More information on the codes for fiscal year 2020 is available here.


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