Updated: Feb 10
Highly anticipated, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the ICD-10-CM code descriptions, tables and index, and addendum for fiscal year 2022. Although still pending are the 2022 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, which were not included in the package of new codes. This update brings 159 additions, 25 deletions, and 27 revisions. ICD-10-CM 2022 goes into effect Oct. 1, 2021.
Below are highlights from the 43-page ICD-10-CM Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries 2022 Addenda. We’ll focus mostly on codes, so be sure to check for note and instruction updates in the official code set as you dig deeper into the changes that affect you.
CHAPTER 1 Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99)
2022 ICD-10-CM code set adds one code to this chapter: A79.82 Anaplasmosis [A. phagocytophilum]. The rest of the updates to Chapter 1 are primarily updates to exclude notes. For example, for code A80 Acute poliomyelitis, the following note is added: Excludes1: acute flaccid myelitis (G04.82).
CHAPTER 2 Neoplasms (C00-D49)
Chapter 2 now includes three new codes. Added are two codes to capture bilateral ovarian malignancies, allowing classification as malignant or secondary malignant neoplasm. Another addition to the code set is C84.7A Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, ALK-negative, breast.
CHAPTER 3 Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs and Certain Disorders Involving the Immune Mechanism (D50-D89)
The 2022 code set brings five new codes to this chapter. First, the novel codes under D55.2 Anemia due to disorders of glycolytic enzymes allow more specific options such as D55.21 Anemia due to pyruvate kinase deficiency and D55.29 Anemia due to other disorders of glycolytic enzymes.