Earlier this year, the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee summarized the ICD-10-PCS updates in great detail when it released the final agenda. For fiscal year 2017, the number of additional PCS codes totals 3,827. There were also 12 code deletions and 491 code title revisions with most being in the Cardiovascular System.
Other highlights of the PCS code updates include:
- Revised definitions for two Medical & Surgical Root Operation
- Several Revised PCS Coding Guidelines
- Changes in the Heart & Great Vessel, Upper & Lower Arteries & Lower Joint Body Systems
- Expansion of codes that capture New Technology
This myriad of changes illustrates the continued efforts for increased specificity in healthcare.
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