CMS to Explain New PCS Section X June 18

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CMS to Explain New PCS Section X June 18

By Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) group that develops and maintains ICD-10, the Coordination and Maintenance Committee, has been talking about adding an additional section of tables to ICD-10-PCS to document emerging technology. The dramatically named Section X will impact facility procedural coding. CMS plans to talk about it during a National Provider Call, June 18.
Registration for this call is limited, and it is expected to discuss other aspects of ICD-10, as well, including an implementation update, preparation strategies, a testing update, and provider resources. The presentation for this call will be posted at least one day in advance of the call on the MLN Connects National Provider Calls and Events web page.


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Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, is a seasoned healthcare writer and editor. He directed publishing at AAPC for nearly 12 years and worked at Ingenix for 13 years and Aetna Health Plans prior to that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.

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  1. Glenda Bosanko says:

    Has the official implementation date for use of the Section X been announced? Will it go live with on October 1, 2015? Will the Section X codes affect the groupers? Does CMS have a plan to address grouper methodology for Sections X?