CMS Releases Stats on ICD-10 Transition

CMS reports a smooth transition by Providers in using ICD-10 codes. As of 10/1/2015, Providers subject to HIPAA were mandated to use the new code set with over 64,000 codes compared to the roughly 14,000 codes that was available for ICD-9. The greater accuracy of the...

ICD-10: One Week Out

In one week, the U.S. health care system will start using the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision. This is a huge moment because ICD-10 will help doctors and other health care providers better: Define patients’ clinical status and treat their...

ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes Delayed by CMS through October 1, 2015

Earlier this year, Congress passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) which included amongst the various provisions a requirement prohibiting the Secretary of Health & Human Services from replacing ICD-9 Diagnosis codes prior...