CMS just proposed 435 ICD-10-CM code changes to be effective October 1. Here’s the breakdown: 247 new, 139 revised and 49 invalid codes. You’ll find the proposed changes in tables 6A, 6C, and 6E by clicking here.
It seems relentless, right? Coding changes in October… OASIS D in January… and with HHGM payment reform looming for 2020, coding and OASIS accuracy will be even more important to ensure correct reimbursement.
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