2018 ICD-10 Changes


CMS is making minor changes to the ICD-10-CM code set. Although these changes are referred to as the “2018” ICD-10 update, they are effective October 1, 2017. In some cases, CMS added new codes and retired others. In other cases, only the description associated with the code changed.

Eyefinity software and platforms are prepared to transition to the new codes.

The updated codes apply only to claims with a service date of October 1 or later. Claims with a service date of September 30 or earlier will continue to use the 2017 codes. Billers should familiarize themselves with the changes and be prepared to verify that the correct codes are appearing on claims.

Eyefinity has identified 89 ICD-10 changes that apply to eyecare. We anticipate that CMS will modify ICD-10 codes slightly, effective October 1, every year.

Review the 2018 ICD-10 Updates document to see the complete list of eyecare-related code changes.