ICD-10-CM Code Changes Effective October 1, 2020
Over 490 new ICD-10-CM code changes were announced by the CDC on July 1, 2020, effective October 1,2020. The updated ICD-10-CM coding guidelines outline how diseases related to vaping and COVID-19 should be properly coded.
CDT 2021 Updates Include New Codes for Coronavirus and Vaping
The American Dental Association® (ADA) will add 28 new CDT codes effective January 1, 2021, along with seven (7) code revisions, four (4) code deletions and 22 editorial changes. Among the new CDT code additions for 2021 are two (2) new coronavirus testing codes and a code related to counseling for the control and prevention of adverse oral, behavioral, and systemic health effects associated with high-risk substance use.
Alert: New ICD-10-CM Emergency Code Added for Vaping-Related Disorder
Starting in 2019, we have experienced a national outbreak in vaping related pulmonary illnesses. This outbreak has created a dilemma for coders, payers and researchers as well.