CMS Relaxes ICD-10 Implementation Requirements

Changes are designed to ease transition for providers

Elizabeth Fassbender

With less than 2 months to go before orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare providers will be required to use the International Classification of Diseases–10th Edition (ICD-10) coding set, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yielded to provider demands and announced several changes aimed at easing the transition.

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