By Susan Gatehouse, RHIT, CCS, CPC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
As we near the end of what some consider the most unprecedented year in coding, there are more updates to review and decipher in preparation for 2021.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under the National Emergencies Act Section 201 and 301, announced further additions to ICD-10-CM classification related to COVID-19. And, CMS has posted new guidelines for ICD-10 CM/PCS coding and an updated MS-DRGs, Version 38.1 ─ all effective Jan. 1, 2021. Updates include new ICD-10-CM and PCS codes for COVID-19.