Proposed new ICD-10 Codes: What About These New Codes?
May 13, 2019
The proposed codes were presented at a March 6 meeting of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee and are out for public comment. If CMS adopts the codes, they will go into effect Oct. 1, 2020.
Proposed Tabular Modifications
Z55 Problems related to education and literacy Excludes1: disorders of psychological development (F80-F89) New code Z55.5 Less than a high school degree New code Z55.6 High school diploma or GED Z56 Problems related to employment and unemployment Excludes2: occupational exposure to risk factors (Z57.-) problems related to housing and economic circumstances (Z59.-) Z56.8 Other problems related to employment New code Z56.83 Unemployed and seeking work New code Z56.84 Unemployed but not seeking work New code Z56.85 Employed part time or temporary New code Z56.86 Employed full time Z59 Problems related to housing and economic circumstances Excludes2: problems related to upbringing (Z62.-) New subcategory Z59.6 Low Income New code Z59.61 Unable to pay for prescriptions New code Z59.62 Unable to pay for utilities New code Z59.63 Unable to pay for medical care Z59.64 Unable to pay for transportation for medical appointments or prescriptions New code Z59.65 Unable to pay for phone New code Z59.66 Unable to pay for adequate clothing New code Z59.67 Unable to find or pay for child care New code Z59.69 Unable to pay for other needed items Z59.9 Problem related to housing and economic circumstances, unspecified New code Z59.91 Worried about losing housing Z60 Problems related to social environment Z60.8 Other problems related to social environment New code Z60.81 Unable to deal with stress New code Z60.82 Inadequate social interaction – limited to once or twice a week New code Z60.83 Can hardly ever count on family and friends in times of trouble New code Z60.84 Feeling unsafe in current location New code Z60.85 Stressed quite a bit or very much New code Z60.86 Stressed somewhat