ICD-10 Countdown: October 2014
ICD (International Classification of Diseases) diagnosis coding is used for billing, reporting, and health care management.
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On August 24, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued a final ruling requiring that all health care claims must be coded using the ICD-10 CM and PCS code sets by October 1, 2014.
This is due to the fact that the current ICD-9 is not adequate for the demands of today's health care business.
What this Means for You
You will need to use ICD-10 codes on all HIPAA transactions, including outpatient claims with dates of service and inpatient claims with dates of discharge on and after October 1, 2014. Otherwise, you will need to resubmit your claims and other transactions with the ICD-10 codes, which can delay the process.
For more information, contact:
Les Demme, Program Director