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ICD-10 Implementation Billing Guide Update

February 23, 2016

The ICD-10 Implementation Billing Guide has been updated with the following information regarding medical abortions:

Providers who submit claims for a medical abortion using from-through billing will use the FROM date of service to determine the ICD code set used when billing. Claims with a FROM date of service prior to October 1, 2015, must use ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes. Claims with a FROM date of service on or after October 1, 2015, must use ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes. Providers should not split claims for ICD-9 and ICD-10.

The ICD-10 Implementation Billing Guide can be downloaded from the HIPAA: ICD-10 page of the Medi-Cal website.