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There are 200 new codes, 62 revised titles, and 107 deleted codes.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new erratum for ICD-10-PCS on Jan. 12. Two additional procedure codes will be effective April 1, 2022. These codes have also been added to V39.1, Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs). The new codes are:

 XW023X7 – Introduction of tixagevimab and cilgavimab monoclonal antibody into muscle, percutaneous approach, new technology group 7; and

(Tixagevimab and cilgavimab monoclonal antibody is also known as Evusheld. This drug is used for treatment of COVID-19, and is not a substitute for a vaccine.)

 XW023Y7 – Introduction of other new technology monoclonal antibody into muscle, percutaneous approach, new technology group 7.

These new codes are designated as non-OR procedures for MS-DRGs.

The table addendum is posted below:

With the latest release, there are 78,229 ICD-10-PCS codes for the 2022 fiscal year, beginning April 1, 2022. There are 200 new codes, 62 revised titles, and 107 deleted codes. The breakdown by section is listed below:

ICD-10-PCS Section Number/LetterICD-10-PCS Section DescriptionNumber of Codes% Of Total
0Medical and Surgical67,75486.61%
1Obstetrics      304  0.39%
2Placement      861  1.10%
3Administration   1,253  1.60%
4Measurement and Monitoring      422  0.54%
5Extracorporeal/Systemic Assistance and Performance          52    0.07%
6Extracorporeal/Systemic Therapies        46  0.06%
7Osteopathic      100  0.13%
8Other Procedures        78  0.10%
9Chiropractic        90  0.12%
BImaging   2,977  3.81%
CNuclear Medicine      463  0.59%
DRadiation Therapy   2,087  2.67%
FPhysical Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Audiology   1,380  1.76%
GMental Health         30  0.04%
HSubstance Abuse Treatment         59  0.08%
XNew Technology       273  0.35%
Grand Total 78,229100.02%*

  *The decimal points were rounded to the nearest hundredth.

As of Oct. 1, 2021, the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS sets will have two release dates. The first release will be Oct. 1 and the second release is April 1. The code changes will be requested through the rulemaking process, which includes the Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting. As a reminder, the next Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting will be held on March 8 and 9. The agendas have not been published on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or CMS websites. Typically, these agendas are published a few weeks before the meetings.

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Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Laurie Johnson is currently a senior healthcare consultant for Revenue Cycle Solutions, based in Pittsburgh, Pa. Laurie is an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer. She has more than 35 years of experience in health information management and specializes in coding and related functions. She has been a featured speaker in over 40 conferences. Laurie is a member of the ICD10monitor editorial board and is a permanent panelist on Talk Ten Tuesdays

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