With the transition to ICD-10 occurring on October 1, 2015, many are wondering if their workers compensation programs are transitioning to ICD-10 and if so, will they transition on October 1, 2015 or will they be delayed. In case you are wondering why I stated will the workers compensation program transition to ICD-10 as you thought everyone had to transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2015. The mandated transition to ICD-10 is only for HIPAA covered entities. Workers compensation programs and auto no-fault carriers are not HIPAA covered entities so they are not mandated to transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2015.
Luckily for us, there is a website that provides what states are ready to transition to ICD-10. This list is updated as new states are identified. To view the list and check your states readiness, click
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