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Countdown to ICD-10: 10 Facts About ICD-10

Submitted by Clive Riddle on Thu, 08/27/2015 - 16:45

This animated video from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) counts down 10 facts about the ICD-10 transition. For more information about ICD-10, visit the CMS website at Here are 10 facts about ICD-10: 10. The ICD-10 compliance date is October 1, 2015 9. You don’t have to use all 68,000 ICD-10 codes 8. The process of looking up an ICD-10 is the same as looking up an ICD-9 code 7. Outpatient and office procedure codes remain the same 6. All Medicare Fee-For-Service providers will have a chance to test their systems before October 1 5. If you can’t submit claims electronically by October 1, you still have several options 4. Only claims that use ICD-10 codes will be accepted for services provided on or after October 1 3. Your reimbursement for outpatient and physician office procedures will not be determined by ICD-10 codes 2. The cost of switching to ICD-10 may be much lower than expected 1. Now is the time to start making your transition to ICD-10 Health care providers will start using ICD-10 instead of ICD-9 codes on October 1, 2015, but there is still time to get ready. Visit for information and resources.

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