Health Information Management

News: CMS releases ICD-10 implementation article

CDI Strategies, July 8, 2010

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CMS released MLN Matters Special Edition Article #SE1019 to provide updated information about the implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification and Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS) code. The article includes helpful information on ICD-10 code use and structure and the greater specificity of documentation in the medical record that CDI specialists will need to help ensure.

The first ICD-10-related compliance date is less than two years away—on January 1, 2012, standards for electronic health transactions change from Version 4010/4010A1 to Version 5010.



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