April 10, 2014, is the “no-later-than” date by which all Medicare contractors must publish on the Medicare coverage database (MCD) their ICD-10 local coverage determinations (LCDs) and associated ICD-10 articles.

That’s the official word from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in transmittal and MM8348 (issued on Sept. 6, 2013). According to CMS, this deadline will allow providers sufficient time to make system-specific billing changes, and there’s other good news.

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