tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 10

ICD-10 Update: Are You Prepared to Withstand CMS's ICD-10 Expectations Post-Grace Period?

Be scrupulous with your code choices, and watch for expiring LCDs. Have you already begun to feel the real impact of the ICD-10 implementation? Medicare’s ICD-10 flexibilities have come to an end, your ICD-10 coding skills are under the microscope. If you are still learning how to pick the most specific code from a sea of diagnosis options, you may be setting yourself up for denials. Read on to learn what CMS wants, and get an insight on how to survive this rapid turn of events. “CMS will not extend ICD-10 flexibilities beyond October 1, 2016,&rdquo...

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