ICD-10 Updates Take Effect Oct. 1 This year’s updates to the International Classification of Diseases (10th revision, ICD-10) diagnostic code set include no major revisions to codes commonly reported by audiologists or speech-language pathologists, but some code changes may be of interest. ICD issues code updates every year. The changes take effect Oct. 1. ASHA has ... News in Brief
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ICD-10 Updates Take Effect Oct. 1
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ICD-10 Updates Take Effect Oct. 1
The ASHA Leader, September 2018, Vol. 23, 11. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB3.23092018.11
The ASHA Leader, September 2018, Vol. 23, 11. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB3.23092018.11
This year’s updates to the International Classification of Diseases (10th revision, ICD-10) diagnostic code set include no major revisions to codes commonly reported by audiologists or speech-language pathologists, but some code changes may be of interest. ICD issues code updates every year. The changes take effect Oct. 1.
One change to the 2019 ICD-10 code set, for example, is the addition of a new medical diagnosis code for Angelman syndrome.
It also includes new “Z” codes to describe screenings for developmental disorders in childhood, including one for autism screening. “Z” codes may be used when a patient is seen for reasons other than a disease or injury.
ICD-10, first released in the U.S. on Oct. 1, 2015, was a major overhaul to ICD-9 and required an intensive and long transition process. This summer, the World Health Organization (WHO), which owns the code set, announced that the 11th revision (ICD-11) could become effective as early as Jan. 1, 2022.
However, it is unlikely the U.S. will transition at that time, as it must first clinically modify the new code set (ICD-11-CM) for use in this country, a process that could take several years. Updates on ICD-11 are available on the WHO website.
Direct ICD-10 questions to reimbursement@asha.org.
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