The grace period implemented by CMS to suspend rejections for unspecified ICD-10 codes is coming to an end. As of October 1, 2016, providers who are using unspecified ICD-10 codes may see an increase in rejections for those codes.
CMS has provided a toolkit to assist providers in preparing for the end of the “freeze”. Don’t wait until your revenue is impacted…check out the toolkit here.
If you need assistance assessing your ICD-10 protocols or other Revenue Cycle Management needs, please contact us.