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The CMS published a final rule changing the compliance deadline for converting to the ICD-10-CM system of diagnostic and procedural coding to Oct. 1, 2014. The original launch date was Oct. 1, 2013.
2013 ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology Book
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Assessing and Communicating with Vendors
Vendors are key partners who can help you prepare for ICD-10. Review Assessing and Communicating with Vendors [PDF 190K].
Questions and Answers
|Is there any way to be exempt from ICD-10?
||No. Everyone who is covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) must make the transition. Not just those who submit Medicare or Medicaid claims.
|Will there be a transition time when both ICD-9 and ICD-10 will have to run concurrently?
||On Sept. 30, 2014 ICD-9 will be closed and on Oct. 1, 2014 claims should be submitted with ICD-10 codes. However both systems will have to be utilized until all outstanding or appealed claims have been resolved.
|I use a billing company. Will that make a difference?
||Billing companies will have to follow implementation steps just as physician practices will have to do. Their staff will have to be trained as well.
|Will CPT and/or HCPCS codes still exist?
||Yes. ICD-10-CM does not impact CPT and or HCPCS codes.
|I am working on a "cheat sheet" for our billers when I came across the codes for POAG. I am a little confused as to how to code a patient that has POAG. Is it H40.11X and the appropriate stage coding? I noticed there are not any eye indicators?
||You are correct. There are no eye indicators.
H40.11 Primary open-angle glaucoma Chronic simple glaucoma
One of the following 7th characters is to be assigned to code
H40.11 to designate the stage of glaucoma
0 – stage unspecified
1 – mild stage
2 – moderate stage
3 – severe stage
4 – indeterminate stage