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CMS Releases ICD-10 Fact Sheet
Hospitals must comply with the new coding system by Oct. 1, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a fact sheet on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10). Hospitals must comply with the new coding system by Oct. 1, 2013.

The new classification system provides significant improvements over the 30-year-old ICD-9 system, according to CMS. By incorporating greater specificity in clinical reporting, some anticipated results of ICD-10 include improved ability to measure health care services, refined grouping and reimbursement methods, and decreased need for supporting documentation with claims submissions.

For a copy of the fact sheet, visit the CMS website at www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/ICD-10factsheet2009.pdf.

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