The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regularly update ICD codes. These codes describe the treatment, services, and DME and HME items provided to patients. Since HHS requires everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to report ICD-10, DME providers must stay current on the latest updates.
New and Deleted ICD-10 Codes for 2022
All 2022 codes became effective in October, so any claims with a service date from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022, should use 2022 codes. You can view ICD-10 Data’s website for all current American ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) and ICD-10-PCS (procedure) medical billing codes here.
Updated information on the ICD-10 codes is included below.
New ICD-10 Codes added Effective 10/1/21
A total of 205 codes were added to the 2022 ICD-10-CM code set, effective October 1, 2021. View the complete list of codes added here.
Deleted ICD-10 Codes Effective 10/1/21
A total of 39 codes were deleted from the 2022 ICD-10-CM code set, effective October 1, 2021. View the complete list of codes removed here.
Medicare LCD’s Codes
Many payer policies require updated and specific Dx codes for DME and HME items. However, as long as those items are medically necessary and covered under the Dx code, they can be used. View additional information on Medicare’s LCD coverage for Jurisdiction C here.
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