CMS Eases ICD-10 Transition with 1-Year of Flexibility

In response to concerns from ACG and the provider community, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this week released additional guidance that will allow for flexibility in the claims processing and quality reporting process as the new ICD- 10 code set begins October 1, 2015.  Medicare claims processing systems will not have the capability to accept ICD-9 codes for dates of services after September 30, 2015, nor will they be able to accept claims for both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.

From the ACG Blog, July 7, 2015

By: Carroll Koschescki, MD, FACG, National Affairs Committee Chair.