Wednesday, June 4, 2014

GEMs and Reimbursement Mappings for ICD-10 Now Available

Dianne De La Mare

The 2015 General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) and Reimbursement Mappings are now available on the CMS 2015 ICD-10-CM and GEMs web page and 2015 ICD-10-PCS and GEMs web page. These mappings can be used to convert policies from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10 codes. The GEMs provide both forward (ICD-9-CM to ICD-10) and backward (ICD-10 to ICD-9-CM) mappings.

By way of background, AHCA/NCAL previously reported that CMS had provided updates on the extension of the partial code freeze for ICD-9 and ICD-10 that were required to delay implementation of ICD-10 until no earlier than October 1, 2015. Along with this announcement, CMS posted updated 2015 ICD-9 and ICD-10 files; but also alerted the public that the 2015 GEMS would be released in the future.

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