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Physicians to be held harmless for PQRS measures impacted by ICD-10


On Oct. 1, 2016, updates to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10-CM code set went into effect, the first updates since Oct. 2013. As a result of the large number of new codes being added or removed from the ICD-10 code set, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that the ICD-10 code updates will impact the agency's ability to process data reported on certain quality measures for the 4th quarter of CY 2016.

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