ICD-10 MS-DRG Grouper V39.1 & FY 2022 ICD-10 Code Files

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

In response to the ongoing national emergency concerning COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing nine new procedure codes to describe the introduction or infusion of therapeutics, including vaccines for COVID-19 treatment, into the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS), effective April 1, 2022. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is implementing three new diagnosis codes into the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), also effective April 1, 2022.

The ICD-10 MS-DRG V39.1 Grouper Software, Definitions Manual Table of Contents, and the Definitions of Medicare Code Edits V39.1 manual to accommodate these new diagnosis and procedure codes, effective for discharges on or after April 1, 2022 are now publicly available at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/AcuteInpatientPPS/MS-DRG-Classifications-and-Software.html.

The FY 2022 ICD-10-CM code files, updated FY 2022 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines, and additional information on the ICD-10-CM updates effective for patient encounters occurring on and after April 1, 2022 are available in the Downloads section at: https://www.cms.gov/medicare/icd-10/2022-icd-10-cm. All diagnosis code files are also available via the CDC/NCHS website at: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm.

Any questions related to the content of these diagnosis code files should be directed to the CDC/NCHS at nchsicd10cm@cdc.gov.

The FY 2022 ICD-10-PCS code files and information on the ICD-10-PCS updates effective with discharges on and after April 1, 2022, are available in the Downloads section at: https://www.cms.gov/medicare/icd-10/2022-icd-10-pcs.