Prepare Now for ICD-10
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has mandated the conversion from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) and ICD-10-PCS (hospital procedure) code sets by Oct. 1, 2014.
All healthcare organizations must also be compliant with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Transaction Version 5010 (ANSI v5010) and the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs standard, Version D.0, for electronic transactions which has been required since Jan. 1, 2012. ANSI v5010 is a prerequisite for the use of ICD-10 codes.
These mandates may require substantial changes to the information technology systems for providers, clearinghouses, and practice management vendors. Differences in code length, alpha-numeric characters and increased details captured by the codes are just some of the changes that are part of the new code set.
Check CMS’s ICD-10 dedicated website for helpful downloads, resources, upcoming presentations, and up-to-date information at cms.hhs.gov/ICD10.