CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: September 16, 2016
In most years, CMS updates the current diagnosis code set, required by HIPAA, on October 1. However, aside from the major transition last year to ICD-10, CMS has not offered a full update for many years to allow providers to prepare for the ICD-10 diagnosis code transition. For the first time since 2011, CMS is implementing a full diagnosis code update on October 1, 2016. This week, our Chief Information Officer, Jerry Tavolino, will discuss this development. As Jerry explains below, this update will require all providers to pay close attention to the ICD-10 codes included in their billing, claims submissions, and other information systems to ensure comp....
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