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DWC Posts Draft Regulations on Transitioning to ICD-10

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) have posted draft regulations for transitioning the California workers’ compensation system from the ICD-9 diagnosis system to the ICD-10 system, effective Oct. 1. A public hearing on the proposed regulations is scheduled for July 7 at 10 a.m. in Room 1 of the Elihu Harris Building,1515 Clay Street in Oakland. Written comments on the regulations will be accepted until 5 p.m. that day.

The deadline for providers to begin using Clinical Modification ICD-10-CM for diagnosis coding, and Procedure Coding System ICD-10-PCS for inpatient hospital procedure coding, is Oct. 1. In preparation for the deadline, DIR and DWC must update regulations and forms to refer to ICD-10 rather than ICD-9. The notice of public hearing and text of the regulations can be found on the DWC website.