Further CMS Info Regarding ICD10CM PCS Transition - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

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Further CMS Info Regarding ICD-10-CM/PCS Transition

On September 22, CMS issued another update to its Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities. Read it here.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued further information on efforts to help prepare providers for the October 1, 2015 transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS.  This follows a July 6 announcement from CMS/American Medical Association (AMA) that included notification that Medicare review contractors would not deny claims based on the specificity of the ICD-10-CM code as long as the claim included a valid code from the correct code family.  This most recent information from CMS provides additional details on that and other elements involved in the transition to ICD-10-PCS.  

CMS’s Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA announcement                                                

Background on the July 6 announcement.

As the October 1, 2015 transition gets closer, be sure to stay up-to-date by visiting the CMS website and using the resources offered.


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