tci Part B Insider - 2012 Issue 1

Physician Note: CMS Outlines New ICD-10 Codes for 2012

Plus: Some RAC programs have been put on the back burner for now.You may not be familiar with the ICD-10 code set yet, but it continues to grow anyway. CMS recently posted the 2012 ICD-10 code update, which not only shows which codes were added, deleted, and revised this year, but also offers information on the new diagnosis coding system, which will be mandatory for all providers as of Oct. 1, 2013.For example: In 2011, ICD-10 codes for hemorrhoids were found in the I84 category (Diseases of veins, lymphatic vessels, and lymph nodes, not elsewhere classified), which...

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