New CMS Issues a Document to Assist Providers Find Answers to their ICD-10 Questions
Recognizing that health care providers may need help with the ICD-10 transition, CMS has issued a new resource guide and contact list.
CMS Issues Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities.
In response to questions from the health care community, CMS has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that provides clarification on the most commonly asked questions related to the joint CMS/AMA announcement. Please view the FAQs, for more guidance.
CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready For ICD-10. Please view the guidance, for more details.
CMS Letter to Providers about ICD-10 readiness
CMS has issued letters to Medicare Fee-for-Service providers emphasizing the importance of readiness for ICD-10 and reminding them of the resources available from CMS and other organizations to get ready.
The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). Please note, the change to ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures and physician services.
CMS ICD-10 Quick Start Guide
The ICD-10 Quick Start Guide outlines 5 useful steps health care professionals should undertake to transition to ICD-10.