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ICD 10 Coding Alert

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ICD-10-CM Updates Will Not Impact PQRS Payment Adjustments

Here are the key takeaways. CMS published an “ICD-10-CM FAQ” that outlines the potential impact of the FY 2017 ICD-10-CM revisions on the quality measures within the PQRS program. This CMS guidance to the PQRS stakeholders is available at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/PQRS/Downloads/FAQs_ICD10CM_Final.pdf. “This guidance is useful for coders,” says Kent J. Moore, senior strategist for physician payment at the American Academy [...]