ICD-10 Updates

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In 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule finalizing October 1, 2015 as the compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10.  
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.  
 
Key Information for Providers
Important information you’ll need to know for your transition to ICD-10. 
ICD-10 Claims Processing
Key points on how to file claims with ICD-10 codes. 
ICD-10 Pre-Authorizations and Claims Filing Reference Chart
We are now accepting and processing preauthorization requests with ICD-10 codes for services scheduled on or after the October 1, 2015 compliance date. 
CMS 1500 Form Guidelines for Paper Claims
Read these new guidelines regarding the CMS 1500 claim form.
ICD-10 codes can only be filed on the CMS 1500 claim form version 02/12.
Begin using this form now to file your paper claims so you’ll be ready for filing claims with ICD-10 claims. 
 
Preparing for ICD-10 
ICD-10 FAQs for Providers
This FAQ contains educational information about ICD-10, as well as answers to questions about our ICD-10 implementation  
Attention Professional Providers! Coding Practice Tool Available
To support ICD-10 readiness with professional providers, we are offering a free scenario-based coding practice tool designed to give physicians and their coders the opportunity to test their knowledge of the ICD-10 codes set by applying it to medical scenarios. 
eCast: Preparing for ICD-10: A Provider’s Perspective
Will you be ready?
Watch this informative eCast to see how ICD-10 will affect the daily activities of the physician’s office. 
CMS Quick Start Guide
Here is a Quick Start Guide with the 5 steps health care professional should take to get ready for the 10/1/2015 compliance date. 
ICD-10 Implementation Resources to assist you
Suggested resources to help with your ICD-10 transition and prior Monthly ICD-10 Topics 
 
Contact Us
For ICD-10 questions and surveys, email us at ICD10-Inquiry@bcbsga.com  
 
 
 

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