In July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and American Medical Association jointly announced new ICD-10 flexibilities in the Medicare claims auditing and quality reporting process, which are meant for physicians and other practitioners whose claims are billed under the Part B physician fee schedule.

However, even with these flexibilities, there are some “additional caveats” that providers should be aware of so that they know exactly what will happen after the October 1 ICD-10 compliance date goes into effect, according to CMS Chief of Staff Mandy Cohen, M.D.

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