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Distribution of Codes in the 2024 ICD-10-CM Coding Updates

Selected Conditions with New Codes

Here is a summary of selected conditions with new codes in the 2024 ICD-10-CM updates:

  • Chapter 1: Infectious and parasitic diseases:

    • Acinetobacter baumannii sepsis or the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

  • Chapter 2: Neoplasms:

    • Desmoid tumors (10 codes)

  • Chapter 10: Diseases of the respiratory system:

    • Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis

  • Chapter 11: Diseases of the digestive system:

    • Short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure

  • Chapter 12: Diseases of the genitourinary system:

    • Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

  • Chapter 15: Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium:

    • Craniosynostosis

  • Chapter 17: Factors influencing health status and contact with health services:

    • Dense breast on mammography

Implications for Healthcare Providers and Coders

The 2024 ICD-10-CM coding updates reflect the changing landscape of healthcare and the emergence of new diagnostic and treatment options. Healthcare providers and coders need to be aware of these updates to ensure that patients are accurately coded and billed for the services they receive.

Healthcare providers can stay informed about the latest ICD-10-CM updates by reviewing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website and subscribing to ICD-10-CM coding newsletters. Coders can use coding software to help them stay up-to-date on the latest code changes and to ensure that they are assigning the correct codes for each patient encounter.

By understanding the distribution of codes in the 2024 ICD-10-CM updates, healthcare providers and coders can better prepare for the upcoming year and ensure that patients receive the accurate and timely care they need.

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