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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ICD-10 Is Coming

CMS will initiate enforcement action after June 30, 2012 to enforce compliance to ICD-10 coding.

1.  The compliance date for upgrading to Version 5010 standards for electronic health transactions was January 1, 2012; CMS enforcement discretion is in place until June 30, 2012.
2.  The transition to ICD-10 for medical diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding is coming.

CMS utilizes ICD data for Medicare Secondar Payer Act (MSP) enforcement.