While the ICD-10 grace period was relevant to only CMS, there is still work to be done. Here are nine steps practices can take to ensure post Oct. 1, they are ready.
Oct. 1, 2016. This date has likely been highlighted on many a calendar at physician practices around the country. That's because this date marks the end of the 1-year grace period from CMS for practices' use of these new diagnostic codes for Medicare fee-for-service claims. In other words, the flexibility on not having to be specific in ICD-10 coding will end on this day.Here are nine tips for successfully navigating the end of the ICD-10 grace period.Click here to download a PDF of this slideshow.