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Half of states aren’t switching workers’ comp claims to ICD-10 on Oct. 1
Modern Healthcare

While the CMS says Medicare contractors are ready to switch their claims processing to ICD-10 coding on Oct. 1, about half of state workers’ compensation claims payment systems are taking a pass.

According to the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, a not-for-profit healthcare industry trade group that promotes computerization in healthcare, only 21 states have adopted the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline for switching over their workers’ comp systems to processing physician and hospital inpatient and outpatient claims to ICD-10. Another four states have pending ICD-10 regulations for workers’ comp claims.