New article series to help providers prepare for October 2014 ICD-10 deadline

January 9, 2014


The deadline to convert from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is quickly approaching. As of October 1, 2014, the following changes will be in effect, as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA):

  • Outpatient claims with dates of service on or after October 1, 2014, must be submitted with ICD-10 codes.
  • Inpatient claims with discharge dates on or after October 1, 2014, must be submitted with ICD-10 codes.

Adherence to these guidelines is required under HIPAA, and claims that are submitted with non-compliant ICD-9 codes after the effective date will be rejected.

Since 2012, we have communicated information specific to ICD-10 coding conventions, general guidelines, and chapter-specific guidelines through our two series, Know the Codes and Putting ICD-10 into Practice. These series and coding exercises are available for your reference.

Stay tuned

In 2014, we will continue to communicate ICD-10-specific information through a new series of articles that will include preparation work to be fully ready for October 1, 2014, and our testing experiences with providers. Because we cannot possibly test with all network providers, we will share with you our successes and challenges that we experience with our testing partners. Testing will occur throughout the first half of 2014 to help us all be fully ready for ICD-10.

We encourage you to keep up with the latest news and information as well as share your own experiences with us by emailing us.