CMS Publishes Over 1,000 New ICD-10-CM Codes Effective on October 1, 2022

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT
August 30th, 2022

The ICD-10-CM coding updates become effective on October 1, 2022 and include 1,176 added, or new codes, 24 revised and 287 deleted codes. Often, a single code is deleted or changed so the category itself can be expanded, providing greater details about a disease, condition, or injury. This year some of the biggest ICD-10-CM chapters undergoing code additions and expansions include: 

Other chapters are also undergoing changes, but these are the chapters with the largest number of added, revised, and deleted codes. Changes become effective on October 1, 2022 and will need to be addressed in many facets of health care including:

It should be noted, that along the lines of health equity (a major goal of the current Administration), new Z-codes have been added to expand the section related to social determinants of health (SDoH). If your organization deals with any federal health programs like Medicare Advantage or Medicaid, you will need to stay up on any changes to these codes since there will be a concerted effort to ensure these are reported correctly throughout the year. Additionally, codes newly added to this section may need to be incorporated into your organization's patient questionnaires and patient intake routines. 

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Disclaimer: The above article is the opinion of the author(s) and should not be interpreted by providers/payers as official guidance. For any questions about the content of this article, please contact the author(s).

About the Author: Aimee Wilcox is a medical coding, billing, and auditing consultant, author, and educator with more than 30 years of clinical and administrative experience in healthcare, coding, billing, and auditing. Medicine, including coding and billing, is a constantly changing field full of challenges and learning and she loves both. She believes there are talented medical professionals who, with proper training and excellent information, can continue to practice the art of healing while feeling secure in their billing and reimbursement for such care.


Disclaimer: The above article is the opinion of the author(s) and should not be interpreted by providers/payers as official guidance. For any questions about the content of this article, please contact the author(s).

About the Author: Aimee L. Wilcox is a medical coding, billing, and auditing consultant, author, and educator with more than 30 years of clinical and administrative experience in healthcare, coding, billing, and auditing. Medicine, including coding and billing, is a constantly changing field full of challenges and learning and she loves both. Aimee believes there are talented medical professionals who, with proper training and excellent information, can continue to practice the art of healing while feeling secure in their billing and reimbursement for such care.

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