2011 code changes are here

The release of new, revised and deleted codes for 2011 reflects the recent trend of fewer code changes, and with many of the changes reflecting more specificity rather than new diagnosis additions.

More specific codes deal with blood diseases and iron, fecal issues, such as smearing and incontinence, and more than 60 new V codes, many focusing on personal history, BMI, and codes that reflect inuries due to warfare, such as foreign objects left in the body.

Go to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System p. 1044 to see the code changes that go into effect Oct. 1.

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