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. Claims testing is now available. We will communicate additional information about our transition plan directly to our participating providers at appropriate stages in the process.
How can I test ICD-10 claims with BCBSWY?
Testing must be completed by the end of September 2015. Please email us at ICD10@bcbswy.com to reserve a time to test. We request providers submit at least 20 claims when testing.
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 »
American Medical Association »
If you have specific questions about ICD-10 transition, please feel free to contact our Provider Relations department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 888-666-5188.
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