ICD-10 Delay Approved!

ICD-10 Delay Approved!

The department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule that postpones the ICD-10 compliance deadline from October 1, 2013, to October 1, 2014. The one-year delay, orignally proposed in April, allows covered entities more time to transition systems and processes to updated medical data code sets.HHS believe that a 1-year delay…

2013 ICD 9 CM Changes (Effective October 1, 2012)

2013 ICD 9 CM Changes (Effective October 1, 2012)

There are no new or revised or deleted ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes effective for October 1, 2012. There are no revised or deleted ICD-9-CM procedure codes effective for October 1, 2012. New ICD 9 Procedure code effective October 1, 2012 is 00.95 Injection or infusion of glucarpidase Reference: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/Downloads/FY2013-FR-TABLE-6B-NEW-PROCEDURE-CODES.pdfAlso see: List of New CPT codes effective from Jan 1, 2013

ICD code for for administration of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation therapy

ICD code for for administration of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation therapy

Patient admission/encounter solely for administration of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation therapy If a patient admission / encounter is solely for the administration of chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiation therapy assign code V58.0, Encounter for radiation therapy, or V58.11, Encounter for antineoplastic chemotherapy, or V58.12, Encounter for antineoplastic immunotherapy as the first-listed or principal diagnosis.  If a patient receives more…

ICD-9 Codes that Support Medical Necessity for Boniva, Zometa, Reclast, Prolia and Xgeva

ICD-9 Codes that Support Medical Necessity for Boniva, Zometa, Reclast, Prolia and Xgeva

HCPCS Code J1740 (Boniva)    733.01 Senile osteoporosis733.09* Other osteoporosisE932.0* Adrenal cortical steroids causing adverse effects in therapeutic use *When reporting ICD-9-CM code 733.09, the ICD-9-CM coding manual requires a dual diagnosis. In this regard, when reporting ICD-9-CM code 733.09 (other, osteoporosis), ICD-9-CM code E932.0 (adrenal cortical steroids) must also be reported. HCPCS Code J3487 (Zometa)…

2012 ICD 9 CM CHANGES – REVISED DIAGNOSIS CODES Effective from October 1, 2011

2012 ICD 9 CM CHANGES – REVISED DIAGNOSIS CODES Effective from October 1, 2011

The revised ICD 9 CM w.e.f October 1 2011 includes Mental disorders, Migraines, Influenza and Anaphylactic reaction, etc. A complete update of Revised Migraine ICD 9 CM codes has been listed below.For CPT changes please visit ‘2012 CPT code updates’317 Mild intellectual disabilities318.0 Moderate intellectual disabilities318.1 Severe intellectual disabilities318.2 Profound intellectual disabilities319 Unspecified intellectual disabilities323.41…

2012 ICD 9 CM CHANGES – NEW DIAGNOSIS CODES Effective from October 1, 2011

2012 ICD 9 CM CHANGES – NEW DIAGNOSIS CODES Effective from October 1, 2011

The ICD 9 CM diagnosis codes w.e.f October 1 2011 includes additions in Shiga toxin producing E. coli, Neoplasm codes, Skin cancer codes (e.g., basal cell carcinoma ICD 9 and squamous cell skin cancers), Postoperative shock, etc. A complete update of New ICD 9 CM codes has been listed below.041.41 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli [E….