The United States’ health care system will undergo another major transformation involving ICD-9 codes changing to the new ICD-10 code set.
- ICD-10 will affect diagnosis coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- ALL health care related systems need to be in compliance by October 1, 2015
- Claims for services provided on or after October 1, 2015 are submitted with ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
- ICD-10 coding is more specific to accurately capture and document physician procedures and treatment
- ICD-10 will NOT effect CPT and HCPC codes
- The switch to ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures. Like ICD-9 procedure codes, ICD-10- PCS codes are for hospital inpatient procedures only.
- The U.S. government has made this change in order to align with what other countries are collecting and coding in the healthcare industry for the past 10-15 years
- Current ICD-9 is outdated and running out of capacity for updates
- There are no exact translations from ICD-9 to ICD-10
- ICD-10 codes can be found on the CMS website
Rest assured, Byram Healthcare is prepared for this change and is committed to the care of your patients.
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