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Clarifying the CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10

August 27, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a set of questions and answers to clarify the July 6, 2015, joint announcement made by CMS and the American Medical Association (AMA). Providers can read Clarifying the CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance FAQs on the CMS website.

State Medicaids are not directly impacted by this agreement. Medi-Cal requirements specify that providers submit claims with valid ICD-10-CM/PCS diagnosis codes with dates of service/dates of discharge on or after October 1, 2015.

Providers can find the Draft ICD-10 Code Release manual sections on the Medi-Cal ICD-10 webpage. The final provider manuals containing ICD-10 updates will be posted to the Medi-Cal website in the September Medi-Cal, Family PACT and CHDP Update bulletins with an effective date of October 1, 2015.