tci General Surgery Coding Alert - 2012 Issue 8

ICD-10: V85 to Z68: Take a Straight BMI Path from ICD-9 to ICD-10

Adult codes still dominate. With all the press on childhood obesity, ICD-10 still provides greater granularity for measures of adult body mass index (BMI). In fact, the new code set provides a near-perfect one-to-one correspondence with ICD-9 Codes. Don't forget: CMS has announced a proposed implementation date change from Oct. 1, 2013 to Oct. 1, 2014 for the new diagnosis code set. Expect Easy Crosswalk Some ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversions require additional documentation, or even classifying conditions differently than you've been used to. That's not the case for BMI measures. The only change relates to where the codes break...

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