After the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued rules intended to soften the ICD-10 transition — surprise — there were a lot of questions.
Thankfully, they released an FAQ document last week to provide some specifics on the announcements.
- The ICD-10 Ombudsman will be in place by the Oct. 1 deadline
- They defined the terms “valid ICD-10 code” and “family of codes”
- State Medicaid programs are required to process claims that include ICD-10 codes for services on or after Oct. 1
If you’re like most of us and still have questions on ICD-10, a perfect opportunity to learn more from a master coder is the upcoming webinar sponsored by Quill Healthcare:
ICD-10 and Clinical Documentation Improvement
Tuesday, Aug. 25
3 pm EST/ 2 pm CST/ Noon PST
Presented by Melanie Endicott, AHIMA Senior Director of Health Information Management (HIM) Practice Excellence
This webinar has been approved for 1.0 CEU credit through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM), and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). It may also qualify for Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) credit through MGMA. (Granting prior approval from AAPC, PAHCOM and AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor. Check directly with MGMA to verify CEU credit for this webinar).
To read more and register, click here.