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Apparently it’s not too early for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin addressing coding rules for the new ICD-10 system because it did just that in its May 16, 2013, Medicare FFS Provider e-News. It addressed the following in the ICD-10-CM diagnosis system: external-cause codes; reporting signs, symptoms, and unspecified codes; and dates of service (DOS). It also announced a few ICD-10-PCS updates. All of these topics are summarized below.

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Janis Oppelt

Janis Oppelt was the former editorial director for MedLearn Publishing.

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