CMS Posts ICD-10 Code Updates
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the new, revised, and deleted ICD-10-CM codes on the CMS website on December 22, 2010. A total of 487 new codes were added, 220 codes were deleted and 2,858 codes were revised. The total number of ICD-10-CM codes went from 69,101 to 69,368. Keep in mind the codes are still in draft format and will not be finalized until the freeze. Many of the code changes, additions, and deletions were a result of the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting with input from the health care industry. The new codes may be found on the CMS website.