ICD-10 Codes Adoption

By Lynn Roberts  |  May 16, 2014

On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93). The act stated that International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10) adoption would not occur before October 1, 2015. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released an interim final rule requiring the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule also requires entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.

To support adoption of the ICD-10 code transition, ISO ClaimSearch® has enabled testing of the new codes within our acceptance environment. Customers who would like to prepare for the future use of ICD-10 codes now have the ability to test before the mandatory adoption date. We’re currently anticipating a release from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of further updates to determine whether we’ll need to make additional enhancements within our system. We’ll continue to communicate any developments as they happen.

Please refer to the ISO ClaimSearch website for updates and transition tools, including an updated ICD-10 adoption guide, Cause of Injury codes, and so on. The current version of the ISO ClaimSearch ICD-10 guide is also available to help you prepare.