• ICD-10 Resource Center

    ICD-10 Coding Takes Effect Oct. 1, 2015


    Although the grace period for ICD-10 eases a giant burden, it still doesn’t delay the Oct. 1 implementation. 

    The grace period means that for one year starting Oct. 1, Medicare will not deny claims solely on the specificity of the ICD-10 diagnosis codes as long as the physician submits an ICD-10 code from an appropriate family of codes. In addition, Medicare will not audit claims based on the specificity of the diagnosis codes as long as they are from the appropriate family of codes.

    So while practices will have some much needed breathing room, now is not the time to tap the brakes; preparation and education is as important as ever. Implementation strategies should be initiated now

    Find more on what the grace period is, and is not.