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MSA News - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Offers an International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 10 Resource Website

On 2/25/15, CMS updated its ICD-10 website to address the upcoming commencement of the new codes on October 1, 2015. The site provides various descriptions and tools for transitioning to the new ICD standards. They also have a place to sign up for email and Twitter updates.

ICD-10 will affect diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), not just those who submit Medicare or Medicaid claims. The change to ICD-10 will not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures. Health care providers, payers, clearinghouses, and billing services must be prepared to comply with the transition to ICD-10, which means:

• All electronic transactions must use Version 5010 standards, which have been required since January 1, 2012. Unlike the older Version 4010/4010A standards, Version 5010 accommodates ICD-10 codes, and

• ICD-10 diagnosis codes must be used for all health care services provided in the U.S., and ICD-10 procedure codes must be used for all hospital inpatient procedures. Claims with ICD-9 codes for services provided on or after the compliance deadline will not be paid.

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