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CMS Releases List of New, Invalid ICD-9 Diagnosis and Procedure Codes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a list of new and invalid ICD-9 diagnosis and procedure codes, effective Oct. 1, according a report from the American Academy of Professional Coders.


The update includes 122 new diagnosis codes, most of which have been added to the "V" code section, indicating "a supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services," according to the ICD-9.

There are 12 new procedure codes:

  • 00.60 — Insertion of drug-eluting stent(s) of superficial femoral artery
  • 32.27 — Bronchoscopic bronchial thermoplasty, ablation of airway smooth muscle
  • 39.81 — Implantation or replacement of carotid sinus stimulation device, total system
  • 39.82 — Implantation or replacement of carotid sinus stimulation lead(s) only
  • 39.83 — Implantation or replacement of carotid sinus stimulation pulse generator only
  • 39.84 — Revision of carotid sinus stimulation lead(s) only
  • 39.85 — Revision of carotid sinus stimulation pulse generator
  • 39.86 — Removal of carotid sinus stimulation device, total system
  • 39.87 — Removal of carotid sinus stimulation lead(s) only
  • 39.88 — Removal of carotid sinus stimulation pulse generator only
  • 39.89 — Other operations on carotid body, carotid sinus and other vascular bodies
  • 81.88 — Reverse total shoulder replacement

The invalid codes include one procedure code (39.8 — Operations on carotid body, carotid sinus and other vascular bodies) and 11 diagnosis codes:
  • 275.0 — Disorders of iron metabolism
  • 276.6 — Fluid overload
  • 287.4 — Secondary thrombocytopenia
  • 752.3 — Other anomalies of uterus
  • 786.3 — Hemoptysis
  • 787.6 — Incontinence of feces
  • 970.8 — Poisoning by other specified central nervous system stimulants
  • 999.6 — ABO incompatibility reaction
  • 999.7 — Rh incompatibility reaction
  • V25.1 — Encounter for insertion of intrauterine contraceptive device
  • V85.4 — Body Mass Index 40 and over, adult

Ten diagnosis code and three procedure code descriptions were revised and are available on the CMS website.

Read the AAPC's report on the new and invalid ICD-9 codes.

Download the list of revised, new and invalid codes.

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