What’s in the ICD-10 Proposed Rule?

AHIMA has posted an analysis of the ICD-10 Notice of Proposed Rule Making. The analysis is a summary, offered to the healthcare industry as an aid when considering the proposal. It is not AHIMA’s position on the adoption of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. AHIMA will publish its comments and recommendations prior to the close of the public commenting period on October 21.

On August 22 the Department of Health and Human Services issued an NPRM that would replace the ICD-9-CM code sets now used to report healthcare diagnoses and procedures with greatly expanded ICD-10 code sets. The change would be effective October 1, 2011.

In a separate notice, HHS proposed adopting the updated X12 standard, Version 5010, and the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs standard, Version D.0, for electronic transactions such as healthcare claims. Version 5010 is essential in using ICD-10 codes. AHIMA also offers a summary of that proposed rule.

These resources and others are available on a special ICD-10 off the AHIMA Web site at www.ahima.org/icd10.

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