2018 ICD-10-CM Codes Released

2018 ICD-10-CM Codes Released

The 2018 ICD-10-CM code files are now available on the 2018 ICD-10 CM and GEMs webpage. This includes the 2018 tabular and index, as well as code descriptions and addendum files:

  • 2018 General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) will be posted in August.
  • 2018 ICD-10-CM guidelines, present on admission exempt codes, and conversion table will be posted later, once they are finalized and received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

These 2018 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018 and for patient encounters occurring from Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018.

There are 363 new codes, 142 deletions, and 226 code revisions.

Stay tuned for more coverage on these changes by AAPC on our website and in our member magazine Healthcare Business Monthly.

Renee Dustman

Renee Dustman

Executive Editor at AAPC
Renee Dustman, BS, MACRA Proficient, is an executive editor at AAPC. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Communications - Journalism. She has more than 20 years experience in print production and content management, and has worked in a variety of capacities for several publications.
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5 Responses to “2018 ICD-10-CM Codes Released”

  1. Pat Strubberg says:

    Please give us the link to the list of new, revised and deleted codes for 2017, if possible

  2. Lori says:

    is there any way AAPC coder can give us an excel list of ALL the changes that are being made? or can you provide a link please to where we can find ALL the updates and changes?

  3. Neal Johnson says:

    You can find the complete list on the CMS website:
    https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/2018-ICD-10-CM-and-GEMs.html

  4. Zahid says:

    Hi,
    Can we bill ICD-10 codes without dot (.) separator?. I.e. can we bill F0630 instead of F06.30??
    Thanks

  5. Mary Jo Pogorzelski says:

    Why oh why for Podiatry can’t they make diagnosis codes also bilateral – we only have 12 spots to use and when patients come in for so many things at one time, it is a nightmare. We have alot of elderly patients and disabled, give us a break here!

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