by Dr. George W. Brett
The multi-year freeze on changes to ICD codes ended with the launch of ICD-10 last October. We are all up to speed with ICD-10, right? Good, because on October 1, 2016, the 2017 edition became effective. Providers, coders and billers need to be knowledgeable with these changes as there is no grace period. Using codes that are deleted or changed will impact claims and risk adjustment.