As of Oct. 1, 2014, all providers billing Arkansas Medicaid will be required by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use billing codes outlined in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (known as ICD–10). The federal mandate requires all health plans, clearinghouses and healthcare providers to use ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. Arkansas Medicaid already has begun preparing for the shift to ICD-10.
The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) consists of two parts:
1. ICD-10-CM (Clinical Modification) for diagnosis coding
2. ICD-10-PCS (Procedure Coding System) for inpatient procedure coding.
ICD-10-CM is used in all U.S. health care settings and uses 3 to 7 alphanumeric characters instead of the current 3 to 5 digit codes (numeric, with the exception of E and V codes) used by ICD-9-CM, Volume 1 & 2 diagnosis codes. ICD-10-PCS is used for inpatient procedures and uses 7 alphanumeric characters instead of the 3 to 4 numeric digits of ICD-9-CM, Volume 3.
The Arkansas Medicaid (www.medicaid.state.ar.us
) and this website will be updated throughout the ICD-10 implementation process, including with information about opportunities for trainings. Please check back frequently for important updates.
Information from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services can be found at www.cms.gov/ICD10
Information about the American Health Information Management Association cane be found at www.AHIMA.org
Other helpful websites include:
If you want more information or have questions about Arkansas Medicaid ICD-10 implementation, please contact ICD10DMS@arkansas.gov