ICD-10 Grace Period Ends Oct. 1
ICD-10 went live October 1, 2015. CMS gave providers a one-year grace period for ICD-10 coded claims, saying they would not deny claims as long as providers used codes in the correct "family" for the treatment.
This period of flexibility ends October 1, 2016, meaning CMS will expect providers to use the correct degree of specificity in their claims.
Check out this article from Healthcare IT News to learn more.