CMS wants comments on ICD-10 readiness

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is looking for comments from providers, vendors and other stakeholders about the collection burdens related to ICD-10 readiness.

According to a notice published in the Federal Register, CMS is preparing an industry readiness assessment to help the agency “understand each sector's progress toward compliance and to determine what communication and educational efforts can best help affected entities obtain the tools and resources they need to achieve timely compliance with ICD-10.”

The Obama administration extended the ICD-10 implementation deadline for providers from Oct. 1, 2013 to Oct. 1, 2014. Hospitals, nursing homes and other providers use the ICD-9 to code diagnoses and procedures. Currently the ICD-9 includes 13,000 codes, while the number of upgraded ICD-10 codes will jump to 68,000.

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