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ICD-10 conversion scheduled for fall 2014

ICD-10 is currently slated to go into effect for billing to Medicare on October 1, 2014. This means that for MN Community Measurement (MNCM) measures, both ICD-9 and ICD-10 will need to be used to determine certain criteria for data submissions in the 2015 report year. ICD code sets are used to for various reasons including diagnosis and reimbursement purposes.

In 2015 report year, for any data prior to October 1, 2014, ICD-9 are to be used when abstracting data for MNCM measures. For  any dates after October 1, 2014, ICD-10 codes will be used.

MNCM will provide the appropriate ICD-10 coding for all MNCM measures for the DDS guides included in the timeframe for implementation. MNCM has already begun specifying many of the measures in ICD-10 and plans to release this work closer to fall 2014. Since ICD-10 coding resources are in draft and have the potential to change as they move from draft to final, releasing the work earlier would be premature.

Please be on the lookout for more information about the change to ICD-10 as fall 2014 draws closer! MNCM will post information related to its measures on and the MNCM Data Portal.  You can also access more information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

View this article and others in The Measurement Minute – August 2013 newsletter.