The CDC published the ICD-10-CM code changes June 11 for fiscal year 2019.
Here's what you should know:
1. There are 473 code changes, including 279 new codes, 143 revised codes and 51 deactivated codes, ICD-10 Monitor reports.
2. Thirty-nine additional changes were made from the proposed rule.
3. The 2019 ICD-10-CM codes should be used for discharges and patient encounters occurring from Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019.
4. The volume of changes is slowing down, according to ICD-10 Monitor.
5. There are new codes and other changes in Chapter 2: Neoplasm, as well as several new codes in Chapter 7: Diseases of the eye and adnexa. New codes were also added in Chapter 19: Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes.
6. The fiscal year 2019 ICD-10-CM files can be downloaded in PDF and XML formats here.