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Pay-per-view: Collaboration with physicians and payers key to ICD-10-CM readiness

APCs Insider, October 3, 2014

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CMS officially declared October 1, 2015, the new ICD-10 implementation date with the publication of a final rule, "Administrative Simplification: Change to the Compliance Date for the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Medical Data Code Sets," in the August 4 Federal Register.
 
The announcement followed more than four months of speculation after the previous implementation date of October 1, 2014, was delayed by the passage of H.R. 4302, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), in late March.
 
"It's important to note that the delay we experienced was not due to the industry not being ready," said Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC, VP of ICD-10 training and education for AAPC in Salt Lake City, during a recent AAPC webinar. "It was a political action."
 
Continue reading Collaboration with physicians and payers key to ICD-10-CM readiness on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the October issue.



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