The ‘‘Code-FLEX Act of 2015’’ was recently introduced in Congress. While a dual coding system may sound straightforward, it would require extremely complex and costly changes to major systems.
The Coalition for ICD-10 provides a statement on H.R. 3018, "Coding Flexibility in Healthcare Act" and provides alternative claim submission approaches.
The Coalition for ICD-10 applauds the announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association concerning their joint efforts to assist physicians prepare for the ICD-10 compliance date. Read more
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.
The Coalition for ICD-10 congratulates CMS on the success of its April end-to-end testing, which demonstrated that CMS systems are ready to accept ICD-10 claims.
Coalition members, Karen Blanchette, MBA, PAHCOM association director, and Beyer Medical Group's Deborah McEuen, CMM, HITCM-PP, speak out on the steps physicians can take to keep their practice financially healthy during the transition to ICD-10.