CMS released the fiscal year (FY) 2020 ICD-10-PCS changes on Friday, May 31, which include two code revisions, 734 additions, and 2,056 invalidations. The files include information on ICD-10-PCS updates that all inpatient coders must use for discharges occurring from October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020. The total number of ICD-10-PCS codes for 2019 was 78,881. This number has decreased for FY 2020 to 77,559 codes.
Source: CMS releases FY 2020 ICD-10-PCS code set
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The Proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Rule was published on April 23, 2019. The ICD-10-CM code changes contained in the FY 2020 Proposed Rule Tables revealed 273 new codes, 21 deleted codes, and 30 code title revisions. The rule also proposes nearly 1,500 changes to complication or comorbidity/major complication or comorbidity (CC/MMC) designation and most of the severity changes are downgrades.
Source: 2020 Proposed Rule Changes For ICD-10-CM Codes | Journal of AHIMA