The one-year grace period for ICD-10 coded claims ended on October 1st, 2016. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will now hold providers to the fullest level of specificity when submitting codes. View our infographic to learn about the ICD-10 updates for 2017.
FY 2017 also brings new codes and other updates, bringing the total number of ICD-10 code to 75,625. These include many humorous specifications such as “struck by macaw”, “pecked by chicken”, and “stabbed while crocheting”. With the new changes, providers should: 1) determine which codes affect their practices, and 2) focus on clinical concepts behind new codes.