Updated on: November 28, 2016

ICD-10: New Codes, New Issues

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Original story posted on: February 29, 2016

The federal ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) is scheduled to meet March 9 and 10 to discuss proposed changes to the new coding system that became effective last October.

The two-day meeting, to be held at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) headquarters in Baltimore, is expected to attract representatives from CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). On the agenda will be proposed changes to the procedure codes, with the second day focused on diagnosis code issues.

Given the potential significance of the outcome of the two-day meeting, ICD10monitor will be producing a live special edition broadcast on Friday, March 11 from 10:30-11 a.m. EST. The broadcast is being sponsored by Career Step.

Participating in the live broadcast will be the following:

Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA
Senior Director of Coding Policy and Compliance
American Health Information Management Association

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSG, COBGC
Vice President of Strategic Development
AAPC

Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA
Director of Coding and Classification
American Hospital Association

Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA,
Director of HIM Consulting Services
Panacea Healthcare Solutions

Joseph Nichols, MD
Founder and President
Health Data Consulting

Talk Ten Tuesdays hosts Chuck Buck and Kim Charland will anchor the free broadcast. Stay tuned for registration details.

Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time it was published. However, due to the nature of industry changes over time we cannot guarantee its validity after the year it was published.
Mark Spivey

Mark Spivey is a national correspondent for ICDmonitor.com who has been writing on numerous topics facing the nation’s healthcare system (and federal oversight of it) for five years. 

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