ICD-10 2023 updates are here!

If you are reading this, you are likely wondering about the release of new billing codes for medical billing in dentistry such as sleep apnea appliances, TMJ treatment and oral surgeries. Well, you are in luck; the new medical billing codes are here!

The new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) codes for 2023 feature 73,639 changes to take effect on October 1, 2022. There are close to 1200 additions, 287 deletions and 28 revisions! The good news is that Nierman Practice Management scours these codes for you so that you do not have to. This year, we found no major changes that significantly affect dental practices!

Here are a few notable additions we want to share:

Z79.60 – Long term (current) use of unspecified immunomodulators and immunosuppressants
Z79.61 – Long term (current) use of immunomodulator
Z79.620 – Long term (current) use of immunosuppressive biologic

P28.30 – Primary sleep apnea of newborn, unspecified
P28.32 – Primary obstructive sleep apnea of newborn
P28.33 – Primary mixed sleep apnea of newborn
P28.40 – Unspecified apnea of newborn
P28.41 – Central neonatal apnea of newborn
P28.42 – Obstructive apnea of newborn
P28.43 – Mixed neonatal apnea of newborn

We thoroughly review coding updates as soon as they become available and apply any necessary changes to the DentalWriter software. The goal is to help make medical billing in dentistry EASY for our clients. A system that stays on top of these updates will help avoid denials and frustration and ensure a smooth and predictable process. All the better to maximize medical Insurance benefits for life-changing services such as sleep apnea appliances, TMJ disorders and oral surgery procedures. Remember as we say at Nierman Practice Management, There’s’ a Code for That!


Nierman Practice Management also offers Nierman Medical Billing Services to help dental practices with all their medical billing needs, including understanding ICD 10 Code. Nierman simplifies medical billing in dentistry, allowing dentists to stay focused on the patient work, while we do the paperwork. Learn more here.

Article by: Courtney Snow and Rose Nierman

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