2020 ICD-10-CM Codes Update


The 2020 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code changes that went into effect October 1, 2019 are anything but simple. You must accurately incorporate all of the 324 code changes (273 new, 21 deleted, and 30 revised codes).

If you don’t correctly incorporate each of the new, modified and deleted 2020 ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes then get ready for a substantial uptick in your denied claims, delayed payments – and one huge headache. Not to mention future reductions in reimbursement due to poor MACRA quality and cost reporting scores. But you don’t have to go through this transition alone…

Expert coder and educator, Kim Garner Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC, can help. During her 60-minute online training session, she will walk you through those 2020 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code changes that will have the biggest impact on your practice next year.

Kim has spent hours digging through the most common ICD-10-CM coding errors, reviewed a multitude of diagnosis coding questions from front-line practices, and polled other national coding experts to be sure you get real-world assistance on not just what 2020 ICD-10-CM codes are changed, but specifically…

How To Incorporate all 2020 ICD-10-CM Codes

By completing this targeted, step-by-step online training, you’ll get exactly what you need to ensure that your transition to the new 2020 ICD-10-CM codes occurs without a hitch. The sections with the most changes in 2020 include:

  • 30 changes: Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) – chapter 9
  • 25 changes: Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L99) – chapter 12
  • 31 changes: Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99) – chapter 17
  • 87 changes: Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88) – chapter 19
  • 75 changes: External causes of morbidity (V00-Y99) – chapter 20

Here are some of the specific 2020 ICD-10-CM code additions, deletions and revisions you’ll receive help with during this 60-minute online training:

  • Stop payment delays for unstageable ulcers & deep tissue injury claims due to revised pressure ulcer category
  • Pin down persistent, longstanding, chronic and permanent difference to more accurately use new atrial fibrillation codes
  • Reduce denials for peroneal & calf muscle veins affected by phlebitis and thrombophlebitis
  • Help providers more accurately use new poisoning by multiple drugs codes
  • Anticipate new heatstroke and sunstroke codes to use in 2020
  • Code injuries more precisely, know when to use new external causes of morbidity codes
  • Speed payments with added specificity for fractures of the orbital roof and orbital walls
  • More accurately choose congenital foot disorders laterality and reduce underpayments
  • Easily identify new fifth character to use for the most common and severe types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Additional 2020 ICD-10-CM code changes include: Follow-up examination after failed vision examination, Personal history of latent TB infection and in-situ neoplasms
  • And so much more…

Successfully Incorporate all of the 2020 ICD-10-CM Code Changes

Don’t worry about successfully incorporating all of the 324 ICD-10-CM code changes for 2020 alone. By attending Kim’s online training, you’ll receive easy-to-implement steps for the most significant 2020 ICD-10-CM changes so you can ensure your claims continue to be accurate by incorporating next year’s diagnosis code changes successfully the first time.

Meet Your Expert

Kim Huey
MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCOKGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting, LLC

Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians. Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine.

She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association.

Recognizing the important position of compliance in today’s world, she has also obtained certification as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant and a Certified Healthcare Audit Professional. Kim is also an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and has recently earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law.

For over twenty-five years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology to Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at the national conference for numerous organizations.


I like how she explained the content and gave additional information. She didn't just read the information on each slide.
Julie Dove
Coding Team Lead, Resolution
Jackie Gulliver
CPC, Rural Health Services