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2021 ICD-10 updates are here. You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.


CMS is making minor changes to the ICD-10-CM code set. Although these changes are referred to as the “2021” ICD-10 update, they are effective October 1, 2020. 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 2020 codes. Billers should familiarize themselves with the changes and be prepared to verify that the correct codes are appearing on claims.

Eyefinity has identified 72 ICD-10 changes that apply to eyecare. We anticipate that CMS will modify ICD-10 codes slightly, effective October 1, every year.

Review the 2021 ICD-10 Updates to see the complete list of eyecare-related code changes.