tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 8

Reader Question: Wait for the Right Time to Use the New ICD-10

Question: Now that the new revised ICD-10 codeset has arrived, when are we supposed to start using the codes? Do we have a place where we can compare the old and new codes? New York Subscriber Answer: The ICD-10 new codes for 2017 do not become effective until 10/1/16 and should not be used prior to the effective date. Here is how the timeline goes: April 2016—Notice of proposed rulemaking, the IPPS, including proposed ICD-10-CM and PCS changes, was duly approved in the March meeting. June 2016—Final code updates and addendum got posted on the CMS website...

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