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Mandatory ICD-10 Coding Starts Next Week

September 2015

Starting next week on October 1st, physician offices across the country must start diagnostic coding using the ICD-10 coding system.  Claims submitted using the old ICD-9 coding system will be rejected by Medicare and other payers.

To help ATS members with the transition to the new ICD-10 coding system, the ATS has held a series of webinars providing basic information on ICD-10 coding for pulmonary, critical care and sleep physicians.  Recordings of these webinars can be found on the ATS website.

ATS members with questions about correct ICD-10 coding can send questions to codingquestions@thoracic.org.

Last Reviewed: October 2017