California Health Care Organizations Transition to ICD-10
Today, California-based health care entities officially transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets, which will expand the number of new medical billing codes from about 13,000 to more than 68,000. Some major providers and insurers say they are prepared for the transition and are able to send and accept the new codes. However, the California Department of Health Care Services was one of four Medicaid programs that were granted a delay in making the transition because of out-of-date IT systems.
- "California Begins Transition to ICD-10" (Shinkman, Payers & Providers, 10/1).