In early July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services struck a deal with the American Medical Association in which CMS agreed to a one-year Medicare payment accommodation period after the ICD-10 October 1 compliance date in which claims incorrectly coded would be paid as long as they are coded in the appropriate family of codes.

This was a big step as CMS expects ICD-10 compliance yet won’t demand perfect coding. But, what about state Medicaid agencies and private insurance companies? Where are their accommodations for providers? So far, there have been no big announcements.

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