AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 6 (June)

Alert: ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Are Coming! (June 2010)

June 2010 page 9 Alert: ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Are Coming! On January 16, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a regulation that:  1) requires the replacement of the ICD-9-CM code set with ICD-10 as of October 1, 2013;  2) does not allow for use of the ICD-10 codes prior to the compliance date. All encounters and discharges on or after October 1, 2013 must use the ICD-10 codes.  Many changes are underway to bring the promise of improved information technology to clinical practice, including upgrading administrative transactions, e-prescribing, and health information technology (HIT)...

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