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CMS issues ICD-10 reference tool for FY 2013

December 3, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' ICD-10 MS-DRG Conversion Project has released a definitions manual and code editor reference tool using the fiscal year 2013 Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups. Health care providers can use the manual and editor, available under "downloads" on the project website, to better understand the impact of the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes on the MS-DRG system. Hospitals and other entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act must convert to the ICD-10 coding system by Oct. 1, 2014.