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ICD-10 Transition

What is ICD-10?
This is the latest revision to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) medical classification system. According to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, ICD-9 has been in use for 30 years. The ICD classification system’s original purpose was diagnostic and procedural coding for statistics and research. Since 1983
ICD-9 has also been used for healthcare services reimbursement. The U.S. is currently the only industrialized nation not using ICD-10.

Who needs to transition to ICD-10?
All HIPAA covered entities are required to transition to ICD-10.

What is BCBSWY’s plan for this transition?
On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 was signed into law.
A provision of this legislation delayed the adoption of ICD-10 code sets until October 1, 2015. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming has been working through our transition plan since early 2011 and is ready to accept ICD-10 codes.

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What resources are available to help?

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U. S. Department of Health and Human Services »
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention »
American Academy of Professional Coders »
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If you have specific questions about ICD-10 transition, please feel free to contact our Provider Relations department by email at or by calling 888-666-5188.

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