Medical necessity and ICD-10

Medicare rules for medical necessity, called Local and National Coverage Determinations (LCDs and NCDs), currently account for as many as 500,000 ICD-9 and HCPCS/CPT code pairs. The number of code pairs will increase under ICD-10. The good news is that ICD-10 policies and edits can be included in your medical necessity content. This infographic provides an overview of the medical necessity issues you should be aware of as you transition to ICD-10. 

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