On October 1, 2015, the new ICD-10 medical diagnosis codes and hospital inpatient procedure codes will replace the ICD-9 medical billing system. Everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) – healthcare providers, payers, clearinghouses, and billing services – will be required to transition to the new ICD-10 diagnosis codes. The transition will occur overnight on the night of September 30, 2015. Through September 30, ICD-9 codes will be utilized; on October 1 and thereafter, all transactions will use the ICD-10 codes.
Read more here about how Synoma Health Analytics has prepared for receiving these new codes, and how we are prepared to help our clients through this transition.