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    2018 ICD-10-CM codes, guidelines: What you need to know

    Susanne Talebian, CPC-I, CPC, CUASusanne Talebian, CPC-I, CPC, CUA

    Susanne Talebian, CPC-I, CPC, CUA, is an American Health Information Management Association ICD-10-CM/PCS certified trainer and a certified professional coding insturctor with oer 30 years of experience in the health care field.

     

    The new proposed 2018 ICD-10-CM codes will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2017 for dates of service Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018. There are approximately 360 new codes, 142 deletions, and 226 code revisions in the final rule update posted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This article provides an overview of the new codes, revisions, and deletions that are relevant to urology practice.

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