The fiscal year (FY) 2022 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022 as well as for discharges occurring from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. ICD-10-CM codes are used by physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists not only to report the physicians’ medical diagnosis(es) for therapy services, but where allowed, a therapy and/or treatment diagnosis(es) of why a patient requires outpatient physical, occupational and/or speech therapy services.
Changes occuring on October 1, 2021 include ICD-10-CM codes that are used by all 3 disciplines (physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy). A few highlights of changes that become effective on October 1, 2021 include the following:
If I am changing the ICD-10-CM code, will that require me to do an updated plan of care and recertification for my Medicare patients?
Keep in mind that while all of the FY 2022 ICD-10-CM codes are active and do exist, insurance carriers can determine which ICD-10-CM codes they will and will not accept for patients receiving outpatient therapy services. If you have questions concerning ICD-10-CM coverage, contact the specific insurance carrier.
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