The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will implement a new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for reporting vaping-related disorders starting April 1. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated the software it uses to classify inpatient prospective payment system claims into Medicare-Severity Diagnosis-Related Groups for payment to accommodate the new ICD-10-CM code.

CDC and the Food and Drug Administration last year began investigating an outbreak of vaping-associated lung injuries. To date, more than 2,700 patients have been hospitalized for the condition in the states, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, including 60 deaths. 
 

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