It may be hard to believe but ICD-10 updates for October 2022 are already just around the corner. Sheri Poe Bernard recently posted a link to the CMS Proposed ICD-10 updates, highlighting some of the more interesting changes coming up.
Here is a quick summary of the new ICD-10-CM codes by chapter.
These new ICD-10-CM codes recognize injuries and conditions caused by several elements we see in today’s world. For example, as a result of our aging population there are over 60 new codes related to dementia. CMS also added the Z91.A series, given that caregivers impact their patient’s health.
The current offering of motorized transportation options has also initiated a variety of interesting new codes. Case in point, there are now 237 new codes related to “Electric (assisted) bicycle.” For example: V20.01XA: Electric (assisted) bicycle driver injured in collision with pedestrian or animal in nontraffic accident, initial encounter.
Similarly, there are also 237 new codes relate to motorcycle injuries. For example: V20.09XA: Other motorcycle driver injured in collision with pedestrian or animal in nontraffic accident, initial encounter.
As we move towards a more energy conscious world, there are best practices to stay safe and there will be “a code for that!” when injuries occur.
For a more detailed look at the proposed changes: FY 2023 IPPS Proposed Rule Home Page