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AHA, AHIMA laud early release of new ICD-10 codes

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 5 32 1 | about 3 years ago

Both the American Hospital Association and the American Health Information Management Association this week lauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the early release of thousands of new ICD-10 procedure coding system (PCS) and clinical modification (CM) codes prior to Oct. 1.

The codes are part of a backlog of ones that were not updated due to a partial code freeze that runs until Oct. 1 of this year. The PCS codes, which total 3,651, were posted to CMS’s website earlier this month, while the CDC this week released 1,943 CM codes.

AHA Director of Coding and Classification Nelly Leon-Chisen called her organization “grateful” for the early release of the codes, in a statement.

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