Health Information Management

Quick list: Eight tips to better understand CMS’ GEMs

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, August 1, 2009

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies.

To help facilities prepare for ICD-10, CMS has pub¬lished two fact sheets that provide general information about the new coding system. The agency recently an¬nounced general equivalence mappings (GEM) that facilities can use to map codes from ICD-9 to ICD-10. But despite these educational tools, confusion still re¬mains about how ICD-9 codes will translate to ICD-10 and vice versa. In this article are eight tips to help coders and others better un¬derstand the GEMs.

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies.

Most Popular