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The ICD-10 Coordination Center Will Be Closed In Observance of Thanksgiving 2015 

The ICD-10 Coordination Center (ICC) will be closed starting at noon Eastern Time on Wednesday 11/25/15 through Friday, 11/27/2015.  You may still send inquiries during this time. The ICC will begin responding to your inquiries again on Monday 11/30/15 at 8:30 AM Eastern.

Welcome to ICD-10 Blog by Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare

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.

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 Effective Date: October 1, 2015

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

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

2016 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS files including General Equivalence Mappings are available.

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Not Ready Yet?

CMS-AMA Flexibility Guidance

On July 6, CMS and AMA announce efforts to help providers get ready for ICD-10 followed by guidance and FAQs most recently updated on Sept 22.

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.

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