ICD-10 Transition Going Smoothly

October 29, 2015
Rick Gawenda

On October 1, 2015 health systems across the country transitioned to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision – ICD-10. This change will enable providers to capture more details about the health status of their patients to improve patient care and public health surveillance.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been carefully monitoring the transition and is pleased to report that claims are processing normally. Generally speaking, Medicare claims take several days to be processed and, once processed, Medicare must– by law – wait two weeks before issuing a payment.   Medicaid claims can take up to 30 days to be submitted and processed by states. For this reason, we will have more information on ICD-10 transition in November.  .

With this in mind, CMS is continuing its vigilant monitoring process of the ICD-10 transition and can share the following metrics detailing Medicare Fee-for-Service claims from 10/1-10/27. Click HERE to view the metrics.

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  1. Rick,
    In the past, we have listed all diagnosis codes associated with a patient, such as pain in knee, stiffness in knee, etc. I understand that the APTA was going to decide if this process was to continue or we are going to be limited to only one ICD-10 code. Have you heard anything in regards to this.
    Thank you,
    David Ruhl

    1. You should place all applicable ICD-10 codes on the claim form to support why the patient requires therapy services.