The transition to ICD-10 is necessary due to the data limitations ICD-9 produces related to patients’ conditions and hospital inpatient procedures. ICD-9 is outdated, inconsistent with current medical practice and limits the creation of new codes. ICD-10 provides an expanded set of diagnosis (ICD-10-CM) and procedure (ICD-10-PCS) codes to keep pace with medical and technological advances. In preparation for the full implementation of ICD-10 code sets on October 1, 2015, the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) encourages all providers to test ICD-10 claim submissions. Please read the section webpage on testing ICD-10 claim submission with Iowa Medicaid. To learn more about ICD-10, please read the ICD-10 Frequently Asked Questions.
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Testing ICD-10 Claim Submission with Iowa Medicaid
In preparation for ICD-10 implementation, Iowa Medicaid encourages all providers to begin testing ICD-10 claim submissions as soon as possible. Two testing options are available through Iowa Medicaid for Level 3 External Testing: End-to-End (E2E) and Business-to-Business (B2B).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Please read the Frequenly Asked Questions document for answers to the most commonly encountered questions involving IME ICD-10.
Iowa Medicaid ICD-10 Informational Letters
The following IME information letters have been published regarding ICD-10 implementation.
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Iowa Medicaid ICD-10 Provider Readiness Survey
The IME conducted and will continue to conduct periodic surveys to assess the readiness of IME providers prior to the October 1, 2015 launch date of ICD-10. Below are the results of previous surveys.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10 Resources
CMS provides extensive information, tools and resources for implementing ICD-10. Go to the CMS "Quick Reference" webpage to find a wealth of information and resources on ICD-10.
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