CMS has made changes once again to the codes that are used for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. These will take effect July 14, 21017. New codes will appear in the 2018 version of ICD-10 that will be effective October 1, 2017. MLN Matters MM10086 (https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM10086.pdf) discusses these changes in greater detail.
The changes can be summarized as follows:
- They have removed all the ICD-9 codes
- The have put in M27.8 (Other specified diseases of jaws) back as a well as M27.2 (Inflammatory conditions of jaws)
- They have removed all the W88.XX codes that were previously required as a dual code designation
Dr. Helen Gelly
ACHM Board Member