This month, Congress passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (the “Cromnibus”), a $1.1 trillion government spending bill. National diabetes prevention, provider nondiscrimination, prescription drug abuse prevention and more are covered in the Cromnibus. Read a summary of the key provisions for physicians, prepared by the AMA.
With less than a year left to transition to the ICD-10 code set, practice management experts advise physicians to begin implementation by working with software vendors and testing their systems, if they haven't already.
The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) has published a factsheet with general guidance and resources. Small medical practices may visit Road to 10, an online resource from CMS designed to help small medical practices jumpstart their ICD-10 transition. Physicians may also check the AMA's ICD-10 website.