In response to numerous stakeholder requests for more time, CMS announced its plan to offer providers more flexibility in complying with the reporting periods tied to MACRA.
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.
Although many HIM professionals and coding professionals were just starting to get comfortable with ICD-10-CM/PCS, it is time to prepare for the thousands of new ICD-10 changes coming soon.
A new proposed rule would reduce the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program reporting period for clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals.
The freeze is over! After five years of ICD-10 classification system code freezes, October 1, 2016 will see the system back on the “normal” cycle for annual updates.