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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.

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19 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:

  4. Zahid says:

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

  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!

  6. Carlo says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more Mary jo.

  7. Brenda says:

    I just want a single list of new codes for 2018

  8. Myrin Jayme says:

    Hello AAPC–
    Can someone please respond to list of inquiries from Coders including as where to get a LIST of the NEW, Deleted codes on CPT and ICD-10. AAPC is always first resource. Every year during October, we update our database system for new codes, deleted, and revised for this year. For testing purposes we would like to make sure we have the correct effective dates and expiration dates for OLD retired codes.

  9. Rebecca D says:

    Brenda – one of the tables from CMS Website, the “2018 Conversion Table,” may help you. It lists all new dx codes (without the description) and gives the previously assigned code. https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/2018-ICD-10-CM-and-GEMs.html

  10. Shannyn Tinberg says:

    Isn’t there just a list of the new and deleted codes. No one has time to compare the new codes/book to the previous codes/book.

  11. Teri McIntosh says:

    I am also looking for a list of the new and deleted codes. You reference this link: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/2018-ICD-10-CM-and-GEMs.html. I tried the link and it states, “application not available”. Can you provide a link that works so that all of us can review the new and deleted codes? I don’t think there are enough changes that affect the specialty that I bill for to justifying buying new code books each year.

  12. Theresa Wilson says:

    There should be 3 different lists. New codes, revised codes and deleted/inactive codes. The CMS website does not appear to have ALL of these lists. Does anyone else know where to find them or as to which CMS file contains ALL 3 of these lists?

  13. Rebecca D says:

    http://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes/Changes/New_Codes – this is a pretty handy link, listing new 2018 dx codes, along with the deleted codes. There are also options to display only the deleted codes or only the added codes. It also has ICD-10 PCS, HCPCS, and even DRGs.

  14. Theresa Wilson says:

    I found the file that contains the added, deleted and new codes. Go to https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/2018-ICD-10-CM-and-GEMs.html (make sure you copy this exact site address) then download the file named 2018 Code Descriptions in Tabular Order [ZIP, 2MB] . After you unzip the file, open icd10cm_codes_addenda_2018 file in excel and then you can sort by new, deleted or revised codes. If you are having trouble opening the file in excel, change the file name from a .txt to .csv

  15. Shannyn Tinberg says:

    I still can’t find this information.

  16. Joe Hummrich says:

    Is there a formula to figure out where to put the “.” in a DX code? The lists from CMS are formatted without the period. K5652 is K56.52 but is there a simple formula to apply to the non formatted codes?

  17. Dominic Orozco says:

    Hi Joe,
    The easy format is that the decimal point is usually after the first 3 characters. XXX.XXXX.

  18. Rebekah says:

    the new 2018 ICD code book for providers and facilities doesnt list the chapter specific guide lines unless my book is missing pages? Can someone confirm this? My 2017 book had the chapter specific guidelines and it was very helpful. My exam is in like 4 days…….

  19. Ben Parker says:

    Thank you for proving update on “2018 ICD-10-CM Codes”