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Healthcare News: ICD-10-CM files for 2013 released

JustCoding News: Outpatient, July 25, 2012

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The National Center for Health Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and CMS have posted updated files for ICD-10-CM for 2013.

The following files are available for download from either the CDC or CMS websites:
  • ICD-10-CM PDF Format
  • ICD-10-CM XML Format
  • ICD-10-CM 2013 Addenda
  • ICD-10-CM List of codes and descriptions
  • General Equivalence Mapping files
CMS also posted a file for reimbursement mapping on its site. However, the updated 2013 coding guidelines are not yet available, nor is a summary of the changes. The guidelines should be posted by mid-August at the latest according to a CDC representative.
 
CMS confirmed in April that the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM code freeze will hold until ICD-10-CM/PCS is implemented regardless of the possible delay in implementation, so coder should not see many ICD-10-CM changes in the 2013 codes. The updated ICD-10-PCS code set and GEM files are also available on the  CMS website. Those updates were released in June.



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