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As of Oct. 1, 2015, you will be required to start reporting patient diagnoses as well as submitting claims using the ICD-10 code set. Physician practices, hospitals, Medicare, Medicaid, private payers, and clearinghouses will need to start using this new code set by this date as well.

Failure to do so will result in significant financial disruption because claims filed using ICD-9 after Oct. 1 will be denied as unprocessable due to invalid codes. CMS announced that for 12 months following the Oct. 1, 2015 implementation deadline, Medicare claims will not be denied if providers use the wrong ICD-10 code, as long as the code is in the right category.

Browse the AAD's wealth of resources to help you successfully transition to the ICD-10 coding system. 


Code of the day

Descriptor ICD-10 
228.01 Hemangioma of skin and subcutaneous tissue D018.01 Hemangioma of skin and subcutaneous tissue, Excludes1 blue or pigmented nevus (D22.-) nevus NOS (D22.-)

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Learn more about ICD-10 codes:

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For more information or for answers to specific coding and reimbursement questions, email AAD's Manager of Coding and Reimbursement Faith McNicholas, RHIT, CPC, CPCD, PCS, CDC, at fmcnicholas@aad.org.



Free ICD-10 resources

Physicians can contact their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) or monitor their website for information on problems with ICD-10. Also, you can email the ICD-10 ombudsman Dr. WIlliam Rodgers at ICD10_Ombudsman@cms.hhs.gov.

Check the state Medicaid website for information about ICD-10 implementation and contact information.

Commercial payers
Check payers' website for information about ICD-10 implementation and contact information.

Any issues with practice management systems, EHRs, billing vendors, or clearinghouses should be directed to the company.