ICD-10 to replace ICD-9 in October 2014

February 28, 2013

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Although practitioners still have 20 months to prepare, it is important to accept the reality that ICD-9 will be replaced by ICD-10 and that the Oct. 1, 2014, deadline will not be extended.

Because the deadline is so far away, now is an excellent time to become an expert at using resources currently in place:

  • ICD-9 for diagnosis coding and Current Procedural Terminology (Copyright, American Medical Association) for accurately choosing visit and procedure codes. Investing time and energy on current requirements will better prepare one for 2013’s challenges, including Medicare audits for medical records, Meaningful Use, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance.

Next January will be an excellent time to actively prepare for the implementation of ICD-10 in your practice.

In the meantime, watch AOA News for information to help keep this in perspective. Updates will focus on current and future challenges relative to medical records and coding.


  1. What about the Indiana Medicaid going to ICD-10 on Oct. 2013?

  2. From everything I can find, Indiana Medicaid, just like all other private insurers and government programs will require ICD-10 coding effective October 1, 2014. The original date was October 1, 2013, of course, but that was changed to 2014 several months ago. I found this comment “Days until ICD-10 Implementation
    573” (which adds up to October 2014), at this official website http://provider.indianamedicaid.com/general-provider-services/icd-10-information.aspx
    Dr. Chuck Brownlow

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