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ICD-10: Feds OK Waiver for CA to Use ‘Crosswalk’ for Transition
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California is one of four states that received a federal waiver to use a “crosswalk” coding translation system for Medi-Cal claims for the Oct. 1 transition to ICD-10 coding. The state Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) said it was granted a waiver from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to use the crosswalk for ICD-9 codes until it replaces an antiquated health information technology system. Other states that received similar waivers are Louisiana, Maryland, and Montana.