CMS Update on ICD 10 CM PCS ICD9CM Codes - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

CMS Update on ICD 10 CM PCS ICD9CM Codes

Per the CMS announcement:

2015 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Postings

The 2015 ICD-10-CM and 2015 ICD-10-PCS files are now posted on the CMS website:

The 2015 General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) will be posted later this summer.

Partial Code Freeze Extended

The ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee implemented a partial freeze of the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) codes prior to the implementation of ICD-10, which would end one year after the implementation of ICD-10. On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) was enacted, which said that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. Accordingly, HHS expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.

The partial code freeze will continue through October 1, 2015, the new planned implementation date. Regular updates to ICD-10 will begin on October 1, 2016, one year after the implementation of ICD-10.  See Partial Code Freeze for ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 for more information.

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