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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

ICD-10 Implementation:

CMS Offers Relief -- No Claims Denials in First Year

Don’t relax your lab’s preparation. If you can at least list an ICD-10 code from the right “family,” your Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) will pay your claims for the first calendar year following the Oct. 1, 2015 implementation date. That’s a compromise hammered out between the AMA — which wanted to delay ICD-10 implementation, and CMS — which insisted that [...]



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