ICD-10 One-year grace period ends october 1, 2016
Recognizing that health care providers needed help with the transition to ICD-10 code selection, CMS announced back in July of 2015 a one-year grace period on ICD-10 code selection in an effort to help physicians to adapt.
CMS has stated that this grace period will not be extended. To avoid unnecessary denials, make sure you are always coding in complete compliance with ICD-10. Do not use an unspecified diagnostic code when a code exists for the clinical documentation provided.
A complete list of the 2016 ICD-10-CM valid codes and codes titles is posted on the CMS website. The codes are listed in tabular order to reflect the ICD-10-CM code book. Also available is the 2017 ICD-10-CM updated diagnosis code set for services provided on or after October 1, 2016.
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