Working without a net – Coding after the end of the ICD-10 grace period
Abstract: After the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 went into effect in October 2015, the CMS created a one-year safety net to give medical practices and physicians some time to get up to speed with the new reimbursement codes. Effective October 1, this grace period will end. This article reviews some steps physicians can take to evaluate their medical practices’ compliance with the new codes and ensure they’re ready to fully implement ICD-10. A sidebar offers tips for accurately documenting cases using ICD-10.