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ICD-10-CM Coding Update

The importance of consistent, complete documentation in the medical record cannot be overemphasized. Medical record documentation from any provider involved in the care and treatment of the patient may be used to support the determination of medical necessity of treatment. 

As stated in the Introduction to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, "a joint effort between the healthcare provider and the coder is essential to achieve complete and accurate documentation, code assignment, and reporting of diagnoses and procedures.” 

Beginning October 1, 2020, hundreds of ICD-10-CM code changes will go into effect for patient encounters impacting numerous specialties. Don’t let improperly coded claims break your revenue cycle. Let us help you save time and gain the facts on the code changes in this very informative ICD-10-CM update program. 


  • 490 new codes 
  • 47 code revisions 
  • 58 deleted codes 
  • Examples of ICD 10 2021 Code Category Updates Include: 
  • New Codes: 
  • D57- sickle-cell disorders 
  • D89- other disorders involving the immune mechanism- not elsewhere classified 
  • F10- Alcohol abuse and use with withdrawal 
  • F19- other psychoactive substance related disorders 
  • H18- other disorders of cornea 
  • M05- rheumatoid arthritis with rheumatoid factor 
  • M06- other rheumatoid arthritis 
  • M08- juvenile arthritis 
  • M19- other and unspecified osteoarthritis 
  • M92- Juvenile osteochondrosis 
  • S20- superficial injury of thorax 
  • T40- poisoning by- adverse effect of and underdosing of narcotics and psychodysleptics (hallucinogens) 
  • V00-V06 for electric scooter and other micro-mobility pedestrian conveyance injuries 

Revised Codes: 

  • Z68- Body mass index (BMI) 
  • Z88- Allergy status codes

Deleted Codes: 

  • T40- poisoning, underdosing, and adverse effects of other synthetic narcotics 


Why Attend? 

  1. Attend this program for new information on coding guidelines and reporting requirements.  
  2. Prepare your providers to document properly to support 2021 ICD 10 new codes. 
  3. How to collaborate with your Practice Management System and EHR vendors to update coding and billing software.  
  4. Identify any templates or other documents that will need to be updated and / or replaced. 
  5. Learn how a Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) review could benefit your revenue cycle. 

Participants receive a course manual with a summary of all the code changes. Instructors will explain the changes and provide guidance on the potential impact on the practice, as well as resource links for use beyond the classroom. 

Who Should Attend? 

This course will provide the most information available for ICD-10-CM specifically for medical office coding and billing professionals, providers, office managers, consultants, and compliance officers. 



This is an intermediate-level course. Content assumes knowledge of outpatient coding and reimbursement. 


What to Bring 

Participants will receive a class manual and access to faculty to address specific questions. No additional outside resources are needed. 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

PMI CEU APPROVED Earn 3 PMI CEUs for attendance at this program. Practice Management Institute grants CEUs for its certified professionals based on total number of instructional hours (1 CEU per hour of classroom instruction). CEUs may be applied to annual recertification requirements, as directed in the certification renewal requirements for your credential(s).

If you are seeking CEU credits for other certifications or organizations, please contact your organization for pre-approval and credit guidelines. A certificate of attendance will be provided.


Program Schedule

LocationDate / TimeRegister
Map it!ROCHESTER NY 10/13/2021
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Map it!ROCHESTER NY 10/13/2021
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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