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For the Week of October 12, 2015-International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) FAQs

ICD-10 Coding

International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) FAQs

Question:Does CMS require updated physician (or non-physician practitioner) orders for lab, radiology services, or any other services after ICD-10 implementation?

Answer: CMS is not requiring the ordering provider to rewrite the original order with the appropriate ICD-10 code for lab, radiology services, or any other services after ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2015, including Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS). Products and services that require a diagnosis code on the order will use ICD-9-CM codes if written prior to October 1, 2015.  If the order is for a repetitive service that will continue to be delivered and billed after October 1, 2015, providers have the option to use the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) posted on the 2016 ICD-10-CM and GEMs web page to translate the ICD-9-CM codes on the original order into ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes.

Source:https://questions.cms.gov/faq.php?id=5005&faqId=12625