On Sept. 5, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final rule delaying the ICD-10 compliance date mandating that everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) must implement ICD-10 for medical coding to Oct. 1, 2014.
On Oct. 1, 2014, medical coding in U.S. health care settings will change from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The transition will require business and systems changes throughout the health care industry. Everyone who is covered by HIPAA must make the transition, not just those who submit Medicare or Medicaid claims.
The Mississippi Division of Medicaid expects to meet the Oct. 1, 2014 ICD 10 go-live date. Testing with the Mississippi Division of Medicaid is expected to begin April 2014. Prior to the beginning of testing instructions on the actual begin date, how testing will be conducted, and contacts will be published on the Mississippi Division of Medicaid’s website, Remittance Advice, and/or Late Breaking News article.