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CMS Releases ICD-10 Assessment and Maintenance Toolkit

The ICD-10 Next Steps Toolkit gives providers the tools and information to assess ICD-10 progress using key performance indicators. With the Toolkit, providers can identify and address opportunities for improvement and maintain progress on ICD-10. The Toolkit is also available as an infographic with an accompanying Key Performance Indicators fact sheet.

CMS Issues an ICD-10 Resource to Assist Providers in Finding Answers to their ICD-10 Questions

Recognizing that health care providers may need help with the ICD-10 transition, CMS has issued a resource guide and contact list.

Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Frequently Asked Questions

If you have Medicare FFS ICD-10 questions, please visit Medicare FFS FAQs for additional guidance.

Use ICD-10 Now!

ICD-10 Implementation Date: October 1, 2015

  • Code services provided on or after Oct 1, 2015 with ICD-10
  • Code services provided before Oct 1, 2015 with ICD-9, even if you submit the claim after Oct 1, 2015
  • Medicare FFS Guidance for claims that span the compliance date and FAQs on claims processing and billing are available

The ICD-10 transition is a mandate that applies to all parties covered by HIPAA, not just providers who bill Medicare or Medicaid.

2018 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS files including General Equivalence Mappings are available.

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CMS-AMA Flexibility Guidance

On July 6, 2015 CMS and AMA announce efforts to help providers get ready for ICD-10 followed by guidance and FAQs most recently updated on August 18, 2016.  

CMS Acting Administrator’s Letter to Medicare Providers

On July 7, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt sent a letter to all Medicare FFS providers about ICD-10 resources and the CMS-AMA flexibility guidance.