newsMessage from the Ohio Medicaid ICD-10 Core Team:

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released a final rule that includes the new ICD-10 compliance date of October 1, 2015. This final rule implements section 212 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 by changing the compliance date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) from October 1, 2014 to October 1, 2015. It also requires the continued use of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification, Volumes 1 and 2 (diagnoses), and 3 (procedures) (ICD-9-CM) through September 30, 2015. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2014 and is available at:    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-04/pdf/2014-18347.pdf .

Please prepare now for the conversion. If your organization is interested in testing with Ohio Medicaid, please contact your trading partner and/or the Ohio Medicaid testing team at: MITS_CGTESTING@medicaid.ohio.gov.

Please continue to visit Ohio Medicaid’s ICD-10 webpage for updates related to ICD-10 implementation in Ohio at  http://medicaid.ohio.gov/PROVIDERS/Billing/ICD10.aspx