ICD-10 Grace Period Announced by AMA and CMS

Today, the American Medical Association and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that providers will have a one-year grace period once ICD-10 goes into effect on October 1, 2015.  This will allow providers to still be reimbursed if their coding error is within the broad family of the correct code.

ICD-10: What Is Happening in Washington?

The October 1, 2015 ICD-10 implementation date is still on track.  However, three bills are moving through Congress that would either eliminate ICD-10 or create a grace period for providers to make a transition. HR 2126 by Congressman Ted Poe (R-Humble) would completely eliminate ICD-10 and simply wait a few years until ICD-11 is ready. […]