Despite the possibility of a federal government shutdown in October, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says its new ICD-10 Coordination Center will continue to operate, as will claims processing systems.

Created to manage and triage issues arising from the October 1 code compliance deadline, the center will not be affected by the fact that the federal fiscal year ends on September 30 and agencies could run out of money. CMS officials made the announcement on Thursday during a conference call with members of the press.

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