The new updates to the ICD-10-CM code system for fiscal year 2024 include 395 new billable codes in areas such as external causes of morbidity, social determinants of health (SDOH), and osteoperosis.
The turbulence of the COVID pandemic has finally leveled out to some normalcy in the coding world, most notably with CMS surprising us with the lowest number of codes in recent years. A total of 395 new billable codes made the cut for 2024, along with 25 deletions and 13 revisions.
Highlights from the new 2024 ICD-10-CM codes
ICD-10 codes for external causes of morbidity
Kids and adults alike will say and do the darndest things, won’t they? Interestingly enough, CMS thought so too! The biggest remodel in this year’s codes lands us in the middle of Chapter 20 – External Causes of Morbidity (V00-Y99) with almost half of this year’s new codes. Whether it’s a child seeing if the toy will fit up their nose, or if a pencil can go in one ear and out of the other, CMS brought the granularity that your favorite comedy television writer could appreciate.
123 code updates in Chapter 20 – External Causes of Morbidity (V00-Y99) capture details around accidents and injuries.