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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

ICD-10 Preparation:
Not Planning to Transition to ICD-10 as of Oct. 1, 2013? You Might Be Liable to Face Millions in Fines, CMS Reps Say

Plus: CMS officials are considering how to handle dates of service that span the pre- and post-ICD-10 implementation dates. If you think the ICD-10 codes won't apply to your Medicare claims as of Oct. 1, 2013, CMS has news for you--not only will your claims be denied if you continue to submit ICD-9 codes to Medicare after that date, but you could face fines. CMS representatives shed light on this and several other issues during the agency's May 18 "ICD-10 National Provider Teleconference," and we've broken down the five FAQs that best apply to Part B practices. Question 1: How will CMS handle claims that span from before Oct. 1, 2013 through dates after Oct. 1, 2013? Should the practitioner use ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes for these claims? Answer: CMS is mulling how to handle this situation, but hasn't yet arrived at a firm decision. "We are getting very close [...]

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