On July 31, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the final ruling for the ICD-10 effective date as October 1, 2015. This ruling applies to all entities covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
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.
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.
Find the latest information from the BlueCross project team by reviewing the FAQs.
Please visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 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 training information available on its website, as does the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
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