With the ICD-10 compliance deadline just a little more than a month away, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is putting in place a number of organizational structures that the agency hopes will help to successfully manage the transition after October 1.

Towards that end, CMS has established and is now staffing a new ICD-10 Coordination Center located in Baltimore, Md. During a “Countdown to ICD-10” Medicare Learning Network National Provider Call on Thursday, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt said that the center “will begin operations at the end of September and be responsible for managing and triaging issues and ensuring timely communications with all of you and with me in how we’re doing.”

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