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Orthopedic Coding Alert

ICD-10:
Medicare's 'Code Family' Clemency Has Ended

Denials could skyrocket if your specificity isn’t up to scratch. So you know CMS and the CDC released the final ICD-10-CM 2017 addenda, which went into effect Oct. 1, 2016. But did you remember that this is also the end of the CMS “grace period” for ICD-10, which prevents MACs from denying claims based on ICD-10 specificity, as long as [...]



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