Multiple bills have been introduced in Congress that create a “safe harbor” for physicians by prohibiting claims from being denied due solely to the use of an unspecified or inaccurate ICD-10 code.
Posts from the ‘ICD-10’ Category
Read the full commentary by Dr. Bailey, which was published in The Hill.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announce final opportunity to volunteer for end-to-end ICD-10 testing.
The Coalition for ICD-10 responds to a proposal that a dual coding system approach be implemented in which small physician offices would be allowed to submit claims coded in either ICD-10 or ICD-9 during a transition period.
A news bulletin recently published by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) highlights progress their members have made in ICD-10 testing and readiness. AAPC reports that the experiences of its members closely match the positive testing results achieved by CMS. The survey also offers important insights into ICD-10 implementation costs. Read more
Moving to a new coding system after 35 years will certainly be an adjustment. But it won't be nearly as extreme as some are trying to make it out to be. In fact, physician offices should be able to manage the transition quite well, this guide will show you how.