The following new and revised ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification) codes were effective October 1, 2020, for fiscal year (FY) 2021. ICD-10-CM codes are updated annually. For current updates, see audiology ICD-10-CM code changes for FY 2023.
There were no major changes to ICD-10 codes related to audiology for FY 2021. However, audiologists should be aware of new ICD-10 codes related to COVID-19, which were published off-cycle in 2020 and 2021. Vestibular audiologists should also be aware of two new and revised codes related to eye movements.
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The following updates were effective October 1, 2020. There were no deleted codes related to hearing and vestibular disorders for 2021.
H55.82 Deficient smooth pursuit eye movements (new)
H55.81 Deficient saccadic eye movements (revised from H55.81 Saccadic eye movements)
The following ICD-10-CM codes describe conditions related to or caused by COVID-19. They were published outside of the annual update cycle to allow more accurate reporting during the current COVID-19 public health emergency. Consult the medical record or referring physician before reporting a medical diagnosis in addition to the treating diagnosis. For additional details, see FAQs Regarding ICD-10-CM Coding for COVID-19 (AHA).
The following code was effective April 1, 2020.
The following codes were effective January 1, 2021.
J12.82 Pneumonia due to coronavirus disease 2019
M35.81 Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS)
M35.89 Other specified systemic involvement of connective tissue
Z11.52 Encounter for screening for COVID-19
Z20.822 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to COVID-19
Z86.16 Personal history of COVID-19