October 1, 2016 is rapidly approaching and with its arrival comes the end of the CMS grace period for ICD-10 unspecified codes. There is still time to identify areas of potential risk and provide education to your providers and staff on the proper ICD-10 codes to use.
CMS has prepared several resources and tools to assist in this process. Check out their Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Remember, most commercial payers follow Medicare’s lead, so make sure you are using the most specific codes possible for all of your coding.
If you need assistance with ICD-10 or any other Revenue Cycle Management or Practice Management issues, please contact us.