2018 ICD-10-CM Eye-Specific Code Changes: What’s New, Revised and Deleted

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2018 ICD-10-CM Eye-Specific Code Changes: What’s New, Revised and Deleted

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) will be making minor ICD-10-CM code changes to 90 eye-specific codes that become effective October 1, 2017. There are 57 new codes, 25 revised codes and 8 deleted codes for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2017 forward.

Claims that have a service date of September 30, 2017 or earlier must use the 2017 codes. Every year, CMS may modify additional codes every October going forward.

ICD-10 Eye-Specific Code Guide

To help make this transition easier for eye care professionals, download our 2018 ICD-10-CM Eye-Specific Code Changes Guide that lists the new, revised and deleted codes. This document also includes a list of ICD-10 industry resources.

Stay Current with ICD-10 Code Changes

The most important point is for providers and billers to stay current with coding changes. Your EHR and practice management software should provide automatic updates, and the best systems, such as MaximEyes certified optometry and ophthalmology software, have a keyword searchable database to help you find codes without knowing them by heart.

On October 1, 2017, MaximEyes will automatically start using the new ICD-10-CM codes with our embedded Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) integration. ICD-10 is no sweat with the smart ICD-10 Selection Tool. Easily find and select ICD-10 codes, then let this powerful tool automatically prompt you for the modifiers if you forget any.

Avoid Medical Claim Delays

To avoid delays in claim processing or denied claims, your practice should set aside time to review any saved codes, add new codes to your favorites list, and review plans, assessments and documents that were mapped from old codes to new codes. Additionally, make sure to check with your industry associations for specific coding changes and resources.

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