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Q & A Available for ICD-10 Claims Flexibility

Last month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that, for 12 months after ICD-10 implementation, Medicare audit contractors will not deny certain Part B physician fee schedule claims based solely on the specificity of the ICD-10 code. Now, CMS has released guidance related to that announcement, providing answers to frequently asked questions and addressing related quality reporting flexibility.

Beginning Oct. 1, ICD-10 codes for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures must be included on health care claims. More information about the transition to ICD-10 is available on the CMS website.