New ICD-10 diagnosis codes released

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released roughly 1,900 diagnosis codes that will be added to the ICD-10 coding system for health care claims in fiscal year 2017. The ICD-10-CM codes are available at www.cdc.gov. Some 3,651 new ICD-10 PCS inpatient procedure codes for FY 2017 were... read more

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ICD-10 to add thousands of new diagnosis and procedure codes in FY 2017

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will add about 1,900 diagnosis codes and 3,651 hospital inpatient procedure codes to the ICD-10 coding system for health care claims in fiscal year 2017, the agencies announced this week. The large number of new... read more

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CMS issues ICD-10 assessment toolkit for health care providers

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a toolkit to help health care providers track and respond to certain ICD-10 performance indicators to improve productivity and cash flow. Health care claims must include ICD-10 codes for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures under a... read more

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CMS issues FAQ on 'PO' modifier for hospital provider-based outpatient departments

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System “PO” modifier. Effective Jan. 1 under the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system, hospitals that operate off-campus provider-based... read more

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CMS video reviews ICD-10 coding basics

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a video reviewing ICD-10-CM coding basics. On the video, Nelly Leon-Chisen, director of coding and classification at the AHA, and Sue Bowman, senior director of coding policy and compliance at the American Health Information Management Association,... read more

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CMS issues ICD-10 resource guide for medical specialties

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued an ICD-10 resource guide for medical specialties and common health conditions and services. Health care claims must include ICD-10 codes for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures under a final rule that took effect Oct. 1. For more on... read more

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CMS notice clarifies actions taken to address isolated ICD-10 problems

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a notice clarifying actions taken since Oct. 1 to address isolated problems processing ICD-10 codes for certain national or local coverage decisions/policies. With respect to the national coverage decisions, interim solutions were implemented and a... read more

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CMS says claims are processing normally under ICD-10

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today said that “claims are processing normally” following the Oct. 1 transition to ICD-10. CMS released data from Oct. 1 through Oct. 27 for Medicare fee-for-service claims that were submitted, rejected and denied, and the results are consistent with data... read more

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CMS issues guide to Medicare/Medicaid ICD-10 contacts

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A new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guide provides specific Medicare and Medicaid contacts for health care providers with questions following the Oct. 1 transition to ICD-10. Claims-related questions should be directed to the provider’s Medicare Administrative Contractor or state Medicaid... read more

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CMS ready for ICD-10 on Oct. 1, officials say

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will continue to pay claims and implement ICD-10 if the Congress fails to act by Oct. 1 on legislation to fund the government into fiscal year 2016, CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Patrick Conway said during a press briefing today on ICD-10 implementation.... read more

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Tags: Medicare, ICD-10, Medicaid, coding

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