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, the new ICD-10-CM system is expanding to 68,000 codes and has flexibility for expansion. 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.