Wednesday, August 26, 2015

AHCA Asks CMS for ICD-10 Implementation Guidance

Dianne De La Mare

On August 14, 2015, AHCA sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), National Standards Group Director, Shana Olshan, to obtain clarification on some important elements of ICD-10 implementation before the effective date, October 1, 2015. Specifically, AHCA is seeking:

 · an opportunity to partner with CMS staff in providing ICD-10 information specific to SNFs via a webinar;

 · additional clarification about the CMS/AMA announcement and associated FAQ, and is requesting that SNFs be allowed the same flexibility as “physicians and other practitioners;” and

 · additional clarification regarding the subsequent CMS/AMA clarification Q&A memo.

Additionally, AHCA is seeking guidance regarding ICD-10 questions specific to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).  AHCA will keep you informed as we learn more from CMS.

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