tci Part B Insider - 2008 Issue 15

ICD-9 CODING: Oncology, Diabetes Top Proposed ICD-9 Codes

New diagnosis codes could be effective Oct. 1, if approvedIf you-ve got high hopes that you-ll have a lot of new ICD-9 codes to use starting this fall, CMS may deliver, with a proposal to debut over 300 new diagnosis codes.CMS will publish the full listing of ICD-9 codes in the April 30 Federal Register, but released the changes that the agency proposes in the 2009 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems document (available at www.cms.hhs.gov/AcuteInpatientPPS/downloads/CMS-1390-P.pdf). Leukemia: You-ll find dozens of new leukemia codes on the list, which expand diagnosis coding options for this disease. For...

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