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Testing is important to help identify possible issues well before the Oct. 1, 2015, ICD-10 compliance date. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) began provider ICD-10 testing in April 2015. If you are interested in testing with us, please contact your assigned Provider Network Specialist. Or, send an email to icd@bcbsnm.com – please include "ICD-10 TESTING REQUEST" in the subject line of your email. Provider ICD-10 testing at BCBSNM is scheduled to run through Sept. 15, 2015.

The Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) published a final ruling in early August 2014, confirming an Oct. 1, 2015, mandated transition to ICD-10.

ICD-9 codes will be replaced with ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes (used on all claims) and ICD-10-PCS procedure codes (used for inpatient facility claims only). This change does not affect Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) coding for outpatient procedures. This information is only a general summary and is not intended to take the place of the written law or regulation. You are encouraged to review the specific statutes and regulations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provider resources that you may use throughout the entire initiative. The Provider Resources  page on the CMS website includes a number of implementation tools that support the transition to ICD-10, such as implementation handbooks designed specifically for the following audiences:

For small and medium provider practices, visit the CMS "Road to 10" website, which will help you learn about and plan for the ICD-10 transition:

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) collaborated with leading health care payers, providers, health information technology vendors and financial institutions to create the HIMSS ICD-10 Playbook . It is intended to be used as a reference for developing a project plan.

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