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ICD-10: Still Feeling ICD-10 Defiant? CMS Responds

Posted on 08. Apr, 2015 by in ICD-10

If you’re feeling hesitant to adapt to ICD-10, it’s time to start planning.

With just six months left until use of ICD-10 codes is mandatory, there are still some practices that are feeling more defiant than compliant. If you remain opposed to the ICD-10 transition, CMS offers a stark reality in its recent website FAQs, letting you know that you simply won’t be able to collect from the program if you turn your back on the new coding system.

If you don’t switch to ICD-10, your claim “cannot be processed,” the agency bluntly explains. Of course, this means that any services you submit to Medicare, Medicaid or any other payer covered by the HIPAA laws will have to transition to ICD-10 or else they won’t get reimbursed for their charges.

Myth: Some practices believe that they are exempt from ICD-10 if they don’t participate with Medicare, but that is simply...

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