- Make public any contingency plan for how Medicare will process claims if CMS cannot process ICD-10 diagnosis codes on Oct. 1, and
- Indicate whether claims must include the ICD-10 diagnosis code with the highest level of specificity immediately upon the Oct. 1 effective date or whether a clinically accurate but less granular code will be accepted.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Texans in Congress Push for Smooth ICD-10 Transition
Led by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands), members of the House Ways and Means Committee are asking CMS to reassure physicians that the Oct. 1 ICD-10 implementation “will not cause widespread disruption.” In a letter to CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, Representative Brady, Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Richardson), and 12 other committee members outlined steps the agency can take to instill confidence and address concerns among physicians and the public. Tops on the list:
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