Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CMS Updates Fee-For-Service International Classification of Diseases, Testing Approach

Dianne De La Mare


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just updated MLN Matters Number: SE1409, Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) Testing Approach.  They remind providers that “ For dates of service on and after October 1, 2015, entities covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are required to use the ICD-10 code sets in standard transactions adopted under HIPAA.

The HIPAA standard health care claim transactions are among those for which International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) codes must be used for dates of service on and after October 1, 2015. Be sure you are ready.” To obtain the complete MLN Matters Number SE1409 go to  http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/SE1409.pdf

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