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MMA : ICD-10 Conversion

ICD-10 Transition
Compliance date delayed until October 1, 2015
 
 
The passage of HB 4302 delays the ICD-10 compliance date until October 1, 2015. Maryland Medicaid is awaiting guidance from CMS regarding how to proceed with testing and implementation.
 
Register below to receive updates about the ICD-10 transition
 
 
Providers must continue to use the updated 02-12 version of the CMS 1500 form. Any rebilling of claims should use the updated CMS 1500 form (version 02-12), even if earlier submissions were submitted using the older form version.
 
 Please send any questions or concerns to dhmh.icd10@maryland.gov
 
 
 
 
Why should providers care about ICD-10 conversion?
 
ICDs are the International Classification of Disease, providing code description for every possible diagnosis, symptom, or cause of death. Developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), these codes are monitored in the United States by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
 
ICD-9 codes were adopted by the US in 1979; as we continue to overhaul our healthcare system, the adoption of ICD-10 will allow for better support for analysis, reporting, risk, and severity assessment. As such, the Federal government mandated complete ICD-10 compliance by October 1, 2014.
 
As ICD-10 codes encompass both diagnostic and procedural codes, changes to both the alpha-numeric composition of codes and procedural terminology associated with codes will occur with ICD-10 conversion.
 
 
Where can providers get more information?  
 
The Department will send updates to address topics relevant to ICD-10 implementation. Register below to receive more information.
 
This page will serve as an up-to-the-minute resource for providers to access the latest information on ICD-10 conversion. We will post any information related to workshops, training, specialized outreach, FAQs, and other resources to keep you informed.
 
Check back frequently for updates and more information.
 
Future ICD-10 e-news updates will feature information regarding external testing information for providers. Register below to receive updates.

 
 
Please send any questions regarding the ICD-10 transition in Maryland to: dhmh.icd10@maryland.gov