• 2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Files and Coding Guidelines (8/19)

    2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Files and Coding Guidelines (8/19)

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    The 2020 ICD-10-CM files  contain information on the ICD-10-CM updates for FY 2020. These 2020 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. This also contains the official ICD-10 Coding Guidelines.

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  • State Operations Manual: Revisions to Appendix Q, Guidance on Immediate Jeopardy (8/19)

    State Operations Manual: Revisions to Appendix Q, Guidance on Immediate Jeopardy (8/19)

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    Appendix Q to the State Operations Manual (SOM), which provides guidance for identifying immediate jeopardy, has been revised. The revision creates a Core Appendix Q that will be used by surveyors of all provider and supplier types in determining when to cite immediate jeopardy. CMS has drafted subparts to Appendix Q that focus on immediate jeopardy concerns occurring in nursing homes and clinical laboratories since those provider types have specific policies related to immediate jeopardy.Appendix Q has been revised to reinsert language referring criminal acts to local law enforcement.

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