Five years of requested changes to the ICD-10 code sets will finally make their way to approval and implementation this year. These revisions will allow medical coders to improve the way in which they document care provided to patients.
A partial freeze implemented on October 1st, 2011, ensured that annual, routine changes to ICD-9 and ICD-10 would be paused. On October 1st, 2016, the freeze will be lifted, and routine, annual updates to ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS code sets will resume. Read More