Congress and the President recently passed the most recent version of the SGR bill at the beginning of April 2014, which contained added language that included a delay in the conversion of diagnosis codes from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The bill will delay the rollout until October 1, 2015. This extension to October 1, 2015 (Conversion Date) will not change Virginia Premier’s plans for preparation or testing of system platforms.
Work will also continue with external partners, providers, and trainers to ensure that everyone is ready once ICD-10 goes live. Virginia Premier has already spent many hours preparing to be compliant with the new ICD-10 guidelines before the October 1st deadline and will continue to solidify its efforts over the next 12 months. Thanks to everyone for their continued efforts on this project and the hard work that they have put in to keep the project moving forward.
The ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by the ICD-10 codes for services provided on or after the conversion date. Information specific to Virginia Premier’s process and stage in the transition will be updated on this site throughout the process.
If you have questions specific to Virginia Premier, please email us at ICD10Communications@vapremier.com.
About the Transition
The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). Please note, the change to ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures and physician services.
May 20, 2015: Providers, click here to learn how to handle claims during the cross-over period.