Pelvic Health: New ICD-10 Codes are Coming

May 31, 2016
Rick Gawenda

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released ICD-10-CM proposed coding changes for October 1, 2016. To date, there are potentially 1943 new ICD-10-CM codes, 422 diagnosis codes with revised definitions, and 305 codes that will probably be deleted. The public comment period for these planned updates closed on April 8, 2016. Both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will review all comments before issuing the final list of new, revised and deleted diagnosis codes in June 2016.

Regarding pelvic health, here is a sampling of some of the proposed ICD-10-CM coding changes that could potentially become effective October 1, 2016:

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