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New Fiscal Year Brings Many Diagnosis Code Changes
By Jackie Miller, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC

The 2018 ICD-10-CM code set, which goes into effect on October 1, 2017, includes over 300 new codes as well as hundreds of revisions to code descriptions, instructional notes, and Index entries. This column briefly describes some of the most important changes, but there are many others.

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