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FY 2024 ICD-10-PCS Update Is a Sign of the Times

FY 2024 ICD-10-PCS Update Is a Sign of the Times

New technology calls for an abundance of inpatient code changes.

The ICD-10-PCS code set update for fiscal year (FY) 2024 brings us 78 new codes for inpatient medical coders to learn and health plans to implement by Oct. 1. In addition to the new codes, the FY 2024 update to ICD-10-PCS includes 14 revised codes. There are also five codes being deleted.

New Technology Codes

Many of the new codes stem from proposals at the March 7 ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee meeting for unique coding of new technology.

Here are the topics that were approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):

  1. Insertion of Bioprosthetic Femoral Venous Valve Implant
  2. Insertion of a Dual-Chamber Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker
  3. Percutaneous Femoral-Popliteal Artery Bypass with Conduit Through the Femoral Vein
  4. Extraluminal Vein Graft Support During CABG
  5. Insertion of a Short-term External Heart Assist System with Conduit
  6. Ultrasound Ablation of Renal Sympathetic Nerves
  7. Computer-aided Detection of Heart Failure in Echocardiography
  8. Insertion of Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Device
  9. Measurement of Intracranial Electrical Activity for SE
  10. Monitoring of Intracranial Electrical Activity for Delirium
  11. Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing System for Blood and Body Fluid Cultures
  12. Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion with Administration of Melphalan Hydrochloride
  13. Monitoring of Muscle Compartment Pressure
  14. Insertion of Tibial Extension Implant during TKA
  15. Total Ankle Talar Replacement
  16. Implantation of Open Truss Ankle Fusion Device
  17. Computer-Aided Triage and Notification for Measurement of Intracranial Vessel Flow
  18. Extravascular Implantable Defibrillator Leads

The great thing about the ICD-10-PCS C&M Committee meetings is that you can learn about new procedures or devices and how to properly code them. Each topic includes an in-depth explanation of the procedure for which a new code is being requested. The PDF presentations are available for download from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics website.

Learn More About the ICD-10-PCS Update

In addition to the requested new codes, CMS is adding many more for procedures such as repositioning of the larynx; insertion of a magnetic lengthening device into the esophagus; fluorescence guided procedures; fusion of the thoracolumbar or lumbar vertebral joints using a custom-made anatomically designed interbody device; and others. The code files, code tables and index, guidelines, and more are available on CMS.gov.

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3 Responses to “FY 2024 ICD-10-PCS Update Is a Sign of the Times”

  1. Linda S says:

    Please help! Trouble finding CPT Code for prescribed 272 650nm Diode Laser Helmet
    ICD-10 Alopecia L65.9 – Nonscarring hair loss, unspecified

  2. Renee Dustman says:

    Please post your question in our coding forums.

  3. Kimberly Farley says:

    Great Article. Thank you for the information on these updates.

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