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.
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Breaking News -April 14, 2014
With the signing of HB 4302; the implementation of ICD-10 can occur “no earlier than October 2015”. Arkansas Medicaid will continue to move forward with all remediation, testing and provider education efforts. Please continue to monitor this website for updates and information as it becomes available.
Basic ICD-10 Overview- Provider Education -April 3, 2014
This article describes the status of ICD-10, the impact of these changes as well as additional information.
SMA Announces ICD-10 Webinars: -March 11, 2014
The Southern Medical Association is hosting several ICD-10 Readiness webinars in the coming weeks. Please take advantage of these free webinars as the industry continues to prepare for the October 1, 2014 compliance date for ICD-10.
New From CMS -March 10, 2014
This article was published in Becker’s Hospital Review last week. It includes a link to an ICD-10 Impact Assessment Checklist published by the AMA. We hope you find this information helpful as you continue to prepare for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 on October 1, 2014.
As the healthcare industry continues to move forward towards the ICD-10 compliance date of October 1, 2014; CMS has dedicated a website specific to the needs of Physician Practices. The tools and references are available at no cost to the user. Please visit this website and take advantage of the latest information from CMS.
MLN Matters SE1409 ICD-10 Testing Coding Process and Examples
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Provider Links & Tip Sheet
We have created a tip sheet to assist provider offices in the continuing transition to ICD-10. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list, but rather a starting point of leading industry resources. We hope you find this information helpful.
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Free ICD-10 Coding Webinars
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is hosting a series of 4 free webinars in 2014. The AHA is your source for quality coding education and they are providing these webinars free of cost. The first webinar; entitled:
ICD-10 for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals – A Roadmap for Successful Implementation will be held on March 12, 2014. Click on this link for additional information and registration:
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||February 6, 2014 |
News Update for CMS ICD-10 in 2014
This document will help providers plan their transsition to ICD-10.
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Medscape in collaboration with CMS has produced two videos designed to assist providers in small provider offices as they prepare for the transition to ICD-10 on October 1,2014. If you are unable to view the video, the written content is provided as well. These presentations also offer free CE credit for physicians and nurses. Instructions for obtaining CE are included on the video and in the written materials provided.
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CMS FAQs for ICD-10 Billing
CMS has released three FAQs about submitting ICD-10 claims around the October 1, 2014, deadline. These FAQs update previous information about submitting claims and explain how to split claims for services that span the October 1, 2014, transition date.
The three FAQs on ICD-10 billing discuss these topics:
How do I report ICD-10 codes on claims when the dates of service span from prior to 10/1/2014 to on or after 10/1/2014? (#8246)
If I submit or process a transaction with an ICD-9 code for a date of service after October 1, 2014, am I HIPAA compliant? (#8248)
How long after the October 1, 2014 ICD-10 compliance date must I continue to report and/or process ICD-9 codes? (#8252)
You can find these questions and many other FAQs about ICD-10 at https://questions.cms.gov.
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