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ICD-10 Update: Get Ready to Report Dx Codes on New HIPAA 5010 Form

- Published on Fri, Jun 05, 2009
You cant submit ICD-10 codes without this new form, starting in 2012. If you thought ICD-10 was a distant dream, its time to snap back to reality: CMS is prepping for ICD-10 -- and you should, too. Youll have to get used to a new HIPAA 5010 form (which replaces the 4010 form) as a prerequisite to submitting ICD-10 codes, CMS says in MLN Matters article SE0904, issued on May 5. Timeline: CMS advises practices that they must be ready to submit claims electronically using the X12 version 5010 effective Jan. 1, 2012. CMS published the final rule for implementing the 5010 transaction standard on Jan. 15, and the new MLN Matters article lays out some of the crucial details you need to know to get ready. The big news regarding the 5010 is that it will allow you to report your ICD-10 codes (ICD-10 will take effect on Oct. [...]

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