Statement Regarding the Delay of the ICD-10 Compliance Date
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a rule finalizing October 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies, and others in the health care industry time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on October 1, 2015.
We are able to accept the revised CMS-1500 claim form (incorporating changes that will accommodate ICD-10) that became effective on April 1, 2014. No ICD-10 codes should be submitted on claims, however until the mandated compliance date. Note that the new version of the form is not required, and we will be able to accept and process claims submitted using either version of the form.
We will continue to work to help ensure that our systems, supporting business processes, policies and procedures successfully meet the implementation standards and deadlines without interruption to day-to-day business practices. We will be capable of accepting and processing ICD-10 diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes on the mandated compliance date.