When can I bill ICD-10 codes?
The ICD-10 code implementation date of October 1st, 2013 has been postponed by at least one year to October 1st, 2014.
If this new date is enacted (no additional delays after further study and debate regarding the impact of its implementation) it will mean the following:
ICD-10 codes must be used for Dates of Service on October 1st, 2014 as follows:
-For all outpatient claims provided on or after this date
-For all inpatient stays with a discharge date on or after this date
When will Flash Code contain the ICD-10 codes?
1) ICD-10 codes will appear in Flash Code by October 1st, 2013. This will provide our users with a one year lead-in to the transition. Industry groups such as the AAPC and AHIMA project that between 16-24 hours of training may be all that is necessary.
2) The 2011 draft ICD-10 codes are available now via CD-ROM in an ICD-9 and ICD-10 only version of Flash Code. Users that need more than one year advance prep time such as - larger medical groups, hospitals, and insurance carriers - can use this tool now to prepare training materials, review crosswalks and anticipate changes to superbills.
What will the ICD-10 codes look like in Flash Code
ICD-10 codes contain up to 7 characters, our navigation buttons will reflect this.
We will allow dual searches along with side-by-side views of ICD-9 & ICD-10 codes.
Forward and Reverse crosswalks between ICD-9 to ICD-10 are a simple mouse click.
ICD-10-PCS codes can be constructed easily with our Code Builder function.
What will happen to the ICD-9 codes after October 1st, 2014?
Although the ICD-9 codes will not be updated after this date, they will be included in Flash Code at least until October 1st, 2015 in order to provide reference when submitting codes during the immediate transition period or for reviewing old claims
Where can I learn more about the ICD-10 codes and the upcoming transition? -Here are a few myths and facts that may prove helpful moving forward
-This blog entry from James Davis, President of PMIC, discusses ICD-10 readiness
-This message from the AAPC discusses estimated training time for ICD-10
-This is the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10 site
Do you have more questions about ICD-10?
Please contact us at 800.711.7873.