The Medicare Reporting and Returning of Self-Identified Overpayments final rule (81 Fed. Reg. 7654‑7684), which became effective March 14, is designed to implement Section 1128J(d) of the Social Security Act, which was established under Section 6402(a) of the Affordable Care Act, effective March 23, 2010.
In the outpatient setting, we have a different set of rules to follow in regard to the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting compared to those that follow the guidelines for inpatient care. The ICD-10-CM guidelines for outpatient coding are used by hospitals and providers for coding and reporting hospital-based outpatient services and provider-based office visits.