BC Advantage - 2016 Issue 6

Post ICD-10: What Physician Offices Need to Consider

Yes, ICD-10 was not an apocalypse but the extra year of planning was a godsend!  With the CMS-AMA compromise, do we really need to worry about anything until 10/1/16?  AFFIRMATIVE!  Physician practices should be taking advantage of this grace period to fine-tune their business and coding practices.Medical Necessity:  The "compromise" has a clearly stated caveat-medical necessity.  Understanding which conditions are in vs. out of the local coverage determinations (LCDs) is key, especially for practices that perform some testing or procedures in their offices.  When ICD-10 went live, there were a number of condition...

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