CMS' one-year grace period to use unspecified codes is coming to an end. Non-specific codes, like the codes used when converting ICD-9 to ICD-10, will not be supported after October 1, 2016. At the same time, there are more than 2,700 ICD-10-CM changes coming in 2017. Many affect diagnosis codes, such as diabetes and other commonly used codes used by healthcare professionals.
The impending updates will require you to produce codes with more precision and specificity. Buy your 2017 books now and get an ICD-10 updates webinar for FREE (a $150 value) to learn how the changes will affect you. Save more when purchasing bundles containing CPT and HCPCS books.
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Note: For a better explanation of the code format, please refer to our ICD-10
conversion and mapping tutorial. For help with mapping, consider our ICD-10
Disclaimer: This tool is based
on the General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by CMS, and is not intended to be
used as an ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 mapping, or or ICD-9
to ICD-10 crosswalk tool. Keep in
mind that while many codes in ICD-9-CM map directly to codes in ICD-10-CM, in some cases, a
clinical analysis may be required to determine which code or codes should be selected for
your mapping. Always review mapping results before applying them.
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