By: Joseph Conn @ Modern Healthcare

The CMS issued something of a get-out-of-Medicare-penalties-free-card for two years to physicians and group practices due to a glitch with quality reporting measures based on a recent update to the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes.

The CMS pointed its finger at updates that went into use Oct. 1, 2016, to the ICD-CM (Clinical Modification) and ICD-PCS (Procedural Coding System) and their impact on the Physician Quality Reporting System.

The updates “will impact CMS's ability to process data reported on certain quality measures for the 4th quarter of CY 2016,” the agency said in a statement posted on its website. 
 

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