International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) is published by the World Health Organization (WHO). For our purposes, it primarily serves to provide uniform language that accurately describes diagnosis and procedure information for claims processing, research, and analysis.
Welcome to BCBST ICD-10 testing tool. This tool is offered as a resource with which provider’s and their staff can evaluate their ICD-10 coding knowledge with case scenarios.
There is a separate link, depending on the type of provider, to access the ICD-10 testing tool that will be applicable to your practice or institution.
Professional Providers - Contracted Professional Providers with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee can test scenarios for ICD-10 using a web-based tool at your convenience and at no cost. The ICD-10 Testing Tool has pre-defined scenarios based on provider specialty. The registration process allows the provider to pick one or more specialties
Institutional Providers - Contracted Institutional Providers with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee can test scenarios for ICD-10 using a web-based tool at your convenience and at no cost. The ICD-10 Testing Tool will have medical record numbers that represent high dollar and high volume scenarios for the institutional provider. The medical record number will allow the provider to find the chart at the facility that can be recorded using ICD-10 codes. Once contacted for ICD-10 Testing, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will have your information loaded with the medical record numbers within a week.
We welcome you to take advantage of the additional time to test since the ICD-10 compliance date has been extended. Preparedness for ICD-10 will mitigate risk and decrease a financial impact.
For ICD-10 preparedness questions contact us at ICD10_GM@bcbst.com.
On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act was signed into law postponing the use of ICD-10 codes until at least Oct. 1, 2015. Despite the delay, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will continue taking steps to prepare for the ICD-10 transition while we await further direction from Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS).
BlueCross has established an ICD-10 program team to remediate all core business systems, surrounding systems, reporting capabilities and trading partner interfaces to accommodate ICD-10 coding after the compliance date. In addition, we will continue engaging professional associations across the state with whom to coordinate efforts.
Keep up to date with the latest information from the BlueCross project team by reviewing the FAQs.
Please visit Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services the ICD-10 website for the latest news and resources to help you prepare. CMS also provides implementation guides on their website for Small Hospitals, Large Practices, and Medium/Small Practices
The American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) has some information regarding training available on their website, as does the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Additional training resources can be found be using a search engine to search for ICD-10 training programs.
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