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Information related to the ICD10 Project including scheduled Technical Consortium
Meetings and related materials, and general ICD10 Project updates is provided below.
This page will be updated as needed so please continue to refer to it for the latest
information related to AHCCCS’ implementation of this initiative.
AHCCCS ICD10 project and
information will be posted as finalized. Any questions related to the AHCCCS ICD10
project should be directed to Lori Petre at
To support a specific need within our Testing Environment, AHCCCS will not process any submitted ICD10 837 test files from Wednesday 11/19 through Wednesday 11/26. Trading Partners are asked to hold their ICD10 837 test files during this timeframe to ensure appropriate processing. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
AHCCCS received the communication below from CMS on Monday 5/5. It is AHCCCS’s intent, as
previously communicated, to continue to pursue finalization of our ICD10 system changes and to
utilize the delay to expand the External Testing window afforded to our Trading Partners.
This intent is reflected in the revised Project Milestones as reflected below.
As additional information is received from CMS, further communications will occur as appropriate.
“On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93)
was enacted, which said that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015.
Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim
final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the
use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to
continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.”
ICD-10 replaces the current ICD-9 coding for the classification of disease or
health condition, symptoms, and causes, used by hospitals, providers, and others,
and is required to be implemented for outpatient dates of service or inpatient
dates of discharge on and after 10/1/2015. It is AHCCCS intent to implement fully
integrated "native" processing of ICD10 code sets and fully review and remediate
all impacted policies, rules and processes.
ICD-10 FAQ’s (revisions in progress as applicable to revised timeline) [PDF]
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