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International Classification of Diseases: CMS Has Updated Systems and Supported Stakeholdersäó» Efforts to Use New Codes
Valerie C. Melvin (au)
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard code set used in the U.S. to document patient medical diagnoses and inpatient medical procedures. Every claim submitted by health care providers to payers for reimbursement, including those for Medicare programs, includes these codes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for enforcing the use of ICD codes and is requiring providers to begin using the 10th revision of the codes (ICD-10) on October 1, 2015. This report discusses (1) CMSäó»s efforts to implement system changes needed for the agency to process claims that include ICD-10 codes; (2) the extent to which CMSäó»s testing and verification actions are sufficient to ensure the system changes are made; and (3) steps CMS is taking to ensure that stakeholders have access to technical support needed to make system changes. Tables and figures. This is a print on demand report.
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