ICD-10: AMA and CMS come to terms

CMS and the AMA have agreed to offer physician practices a grace period on code specificity of ICD-10 for the first year.  The link to the announcement from the AMA is below, and you’ll notice it mentions “family” of codes.  ICD-10 is divided into categories and subcategories.  I’m not sure how the CMS Contractors will interpret “family.”

If I see any clarification or wise words from other consultants, I’ll add them here.

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/ama-wire/post/cms-icd-10-transition-less-disruptive-physicians