ICD-10 codes now available in medical and claim payment policies

March 28, 2013

As you know, the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) diagnosis and procedure codes will become effective October 1, 2014. All covered entities must comply with ICD-10 ? one of the biggest mandated medical data code set initiatives ? by this date. IBC continues to work on the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.To help ease the transition and familiarize you with the differences in the coding structure, IBC has begun to add ICD-10 procedure and diagnosis codes to medical and claim payment policies. As new policies are written and existing policies are reviewed and updated, certified medical coders will assess each IBC policy and add ICD-10 codes. While the ICD-10 codes are not in effect until 2014, you will be able to see how ICD-10 codes will appear in our policies and how they differ from the ICD-9 codes.Please note that the ICD-10 codes included in IBC policies are for informational purposes only. Please do not begin reporting ICD-10 codes on claims submitted until October 1, 2014.[

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]To view ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes in a side-by-side table, select the Click to view both ICD-9 and ICD-10 link that appears just below the ICD-10 button. Both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes will display in a user-friendly table. See the example below for Medical Policy #08.00.99a: Belimumab (Benlysta?). []For more information on the IBC transition to ICD-10, including our ICD-10 Spotlight: Know the codes and Putting ICD-10 into Practice: Coding exercises and scenarios booklets, visit the []ICD-10[] section of our website.