CHA News Article

Medi-Cal to Conduct ICD-10 Coding Beta Testing

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced that Medi-Cal will select stakeholders in the first quarter of 2014 for ICD-10 coding beta tests, with testing to take place in the second quarter of 2014. DHCS will publish the results in August 2014. Hospitals interested in being considered for selection as a beta tester should send an email request to and include their national provider identifier; name and ID; submitter type (clearing house, billing service, hospital group, individual provider, etc.); primary claim type (pharmacy, professional, institutional, etc.); average number of providers represented; and average number of claims submitted per month.

DHCS has updated its ICD-10: FAQs web page for stakeholders. For more information, providers can check the ICD-10 page of the Medi-Cal website or email questions to