ICD-10 In the News: CMS Clarifies Questions Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities
CMS and the AMA stated, July 6, that they are making joint efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10. This statement included guidance from CMS allowing for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting processes.
In response to questions from the health care community, CMS has released “Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities,” which provides answers to the most commonly asked questions. CMS has re-released this Q & A with revisions to questions 3 and 5.