The CMS has issued new guidance (PDF) on implementing the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, procedure and diagnostic codes that healthcare providers are mandated to adopt as of Oct. 1, 2013.
CMS issues ICD-10 transition guide
The seven-page guide includes direction on terminology to use on claims that span the days just before and after the Oct. 1, 2013, transition from the currently used ICD-9 codes to the new, expanded ICD-10 codes.
Earlier this month, the CMS announced that it would use technology from St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M for the agency's conversion to ICD-10 codes.
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