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ICD-10-PCS: 2016 New Technology Codes

December 28, 2015

The ICD-10-PCS codes set has added new technology codes for fiscal year (FY) 2016, beginning October 1, 2015.  This section was added to identify new technologies not currently in ICD-10-PCS or to classify codes that have been requested through the New Technology Application Process.  This section was added in response to public comments that were received during the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meetings, specifically in regards to New Technology proposals.

New technology codes have a 1st character of 'X', and are located in the tables after section H Substance Abuse Treatment.  There are currently three different tables for new technology: 1) X2 - Cardiovascular System; 2) XR - Joints; and 3) Anatomical Regions

Here is the table for the Cardiovascular System:

Section X New Technology
Body System 2 Cardiovascular Syste
Operation C Extirpation: Taking or cutting our solid matter from a body part

Body Part                              Approach                           Device/Substance/Technology                   Qualifier
Coronary Artery, One Site                            3 Percutaneous                                      6 Orbital Atherectomy Technology                        1 New Technology Group 1
Coronary Artery, Two Sites
Coronary Artery, Three Sites
Coronary Artery, Four or More Sites

Note that the 7th character in the new technology codes is the Qualifier identifying New Technology Group 1.  Next year, the 7th character Qualifier will be New Technology Group 2, with the following year Group 3 and so on.

To search for the codes in the Index, the name of the new technology device, substance or technology is included in the main term.  Also, all codes are listed under the main term New Technology.

For more information on the ICD-10-PCS New Technology codes, visit the CMS website at:


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