Medicare Reminds Providers of End to ICD-10 Unspecified Codes Grace Period

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in a clarifying document released Thursday, reminded providers that flexibilities surrounding unspecified codes will indeed end on October 1, 2016.

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Summit Opens with Rousing Debate on ICD-10

While the Tuesday morning early riser session “What Now? Industry Reaction to the Latest ICD-10 Delay” provided a forum for payers and providers alike to air frustrations and share strategies for dealing with legislation that pushed back ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation, the morning’s keynote speaker offered a sharp contrast in perspective on the ICD-10 delay at AHIMA’s ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit.

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CMS Announces Limited ICD-10 Claims Testing

News that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will offer a rigorous, four-pronged approached to ICD-10-CM/PCS preparedness and claims testing for fee-for-service providers was welcomed by panelists at a federal health subcommittee hearing Wednesday.

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