It’s that time of year again. As you may be aware, every year since its inception, there have been updates to ICD-10 codes. Some years have more changes, others fewer. As of October 1, 2018 the following changes will go into effect:
M79.1 myalgia will be deleted and replaced with the following codes:
Type 1 excludes include M79.7-fibromyalgia and M60.9 myositis. If you are diagnosing myalgia in a region other than muscles of mastication or head/neck it is advised to use M79.18 as M79.10 is a non-specific code.
G71.0 muscular dystrophy will be deleted and replaced with the following codes:
H57.8 other specified disorders of eye and adnexa will be deleted and replaced with:
F53 puerperal psychosis will be deleted and replaced with
These codes take effect on October 1, 2018 for dates of service on and after October 1, 2018.