ICD-10 FAQs

CMS has revised their FAQs on ICD-10 coding  after extensive dialogue with AMA Advocacy staff (see attached).   The revisions were posted on the CMS website on 7/31 and are consistent with the original announcement regarding flexibility when the right “ family of codes” are submitted. Revisions were made to questions 3 and 5. The AMA is also working with CMS to develop a version of the FAQs that is specifically geared for physicians (the attached document is aimed at multiple audiences---Medicare contractors, CMS regional offices) and to be sure that a teleconference planned for late August reflects the initial joint announcement issued on July 6.