Register for ICD-10 Testing Week in March
With less than a year to go, you should be getting ready for October 1, 2014 with the transition into ICD-10. According to CMS, there are no more delays, this date is firm. ICD-10 will affect diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), not just those who submit Medicare and/or Medicaid claims.
For services provided on or after October 1, 2014, ICD-9 codes will not be accepted. ICD-10 codes will not be accepted for services prior to October 1, 2014. This means there is no transition period, that once October 1, 2014 arrives ICD-10 will be in effect and ICD-9 will no longer be accepted and claims will get denied.
There is a testing week set for March 3-7, 2014 available to DME suppliers in all 4 Jurisdictions. The article below directs you to registration and additional information regarding the testing.