WARNING: Non-Specific Codes Are Not Being Supported Since October 1, 2016
CMS' one-year grace period to use unspecified codes has come to an end. Non-specific codes, like the codes used when converting ICD-9 to ICD-10, are not being supported since October 1, 2016. At the same time, there are more than 2,700 ICD-10-CM changes here in 2017. Many affect diagnosis codes, such as diabetes and other commonly used codes used by healthcare professionals. The updates are requiring you to produce codes with more precision and specificity.