Practicefirst would like to notify its clients of the following ICD updates from CMS.
ICD-10 MS-DRGs Version 39.1 Effective April 1, 2022
In response to the ongoing national emergency concerning COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is implementing 3new diagnosis codes, Z28.310, Z28.311 and Z28.39, into the International Classification ofDiseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), for reporting COVID-19 vaccinationstatus effective April 1, 2022.
The ICD-10 MS-DRG Grouper assigns each case into an MS-DRG based on the reporteddiagnosis and procedure codes and demographic information (age, sex, and discharge status).
The ICD-10 MCE Version 39.1 uses edits for the ICD-10 codes reported to validate correctcoding on claims for discharges on or after April 1, 2022.
The ICD-10 MS-DRG Grouper software package to accommodate these new codes, Version39.1, is effective for discharges on or after April 1, 2022.
Assignment of new ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes Z28.310, Z28.311 and Z28.39, is as follows: