General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created the GEMs as a tool for the conversion of data from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS and vice versa. The GEMs:
CMS and CDC made a commitment to update the GEMs annually, along with the updates to ICD-10-CM/PCS during the transition period prior to ICD-10 implementation. The GEMs will only be maintained for three years beyond the October 1, 2015, ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date for all HIPAA-covered entities. The GEMs are not a substitute for learning how to use ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Providers’ coding staff will assign codes describing patients’ encounters from the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code books or encoder systems. The GEMs are not used to code patient encounters.
For additional information, please visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/ICD-10Resources.
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