With enactment of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, CMS is examining the implications of the ICD-10 provision and will provide guidance to providers and stakeholders soon. This provision in the statute reads as follows: “The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior to October 1, 2015, adopt ICD-10 code sets as the standard for codes sets under section 1173 (c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d-2 (c)) and section 162.1002 of title 45, Code of Federal Regulations.”
On October 1, 2014, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.
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.
Stay up to date on ICD-10!
- View the ICD-10 Introduction fact sheet and FAQs to get a general overview on ICD-10.
- See official resources designed to help providers, payers, vendors, and non-covered entities with the transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2014.
- Access two free Medscape Education modules that provide guidance to small practices making the transition to ICD-10: ICD-10: A Roadmap for Small Clinical Practices and ICD-10: Small Practice Guide to a Smooth Transition. Continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) credits are available to physicians and nurses who complete the learning modules.
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