ICD-10-CM replaced ICD-9-CM in the U.S. on October 1st, 2015 (fiscal year 2016). Due to the three-year freeze on routine updates and the one-year delay in switching over, the upcoming fiscal year 2017 edition (effective October 1st, 2016) added 1,973 new codes. Here are some highlights:
The current Zika virus outbreak requires new entries to be created in laboratory information systems for the associated testing. Positive Zika virus results need to be reported to local, state and federal public health departments, and there are multiple LOINC terms depending on the details of the assay. Consider the following information as you set up your system or map to LOINC.