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ICD-10: Preparation Tools and Tips

March 6, 2014

On October 1, 2014, ICD-9 codes will be replaced by ICD-10 codes for all HIPAA-covered entities. Providers should begin preparations for this conversion now, if they haven’t already, as there will be no grace period. Providers can find a list of vendors in the CMC Developers, Vendors and Billing Services Directory on the Medi-Cal website to assist with the conversion to ICD-10.

ICD-10 Checklist
To assist with the conversion, providers are encouraged to read the Medi-Cal ICD-10 Transition Checklist available on the HIPAA: ICD-10 page of the Medi-Cal website. The checklist provides a timeline outlining the actions providers and/or submitters should be taking prior to the October 1, 2014 implementation date.

Beta Testing
The deadline to request to be a beta tester was midnight, February 28, 2014.

Medi-Cal is now reviewing volunteer requests and will select a group representative of Medi-Cal providers to participate in the beta testing. Those who volunteered can expect to receive a response by April 30, 2014. Medi-Cal will conduct testing in the second quarter of 2014. Results will be published in future Medi-Cal Update bulletins and announced via other communication methods, as appropriate.

ICD-10 Training Now Available
Provider seminars now include an ICD-10 overview class. Interested providers can access the Medi-Cal Learning Portal to find and register for an upcoming seminar in your area.

Reminders
Providers are highly encouraged to visit often the sites listed below for updates regarding ICD-10:

Questions can be submitted to the ICD-10 mailbox at ICD-10Medi-Cal@xerox.com.

Medi-Cal invites providers to take the ICD-10 Provider Readiness Survey.