ICD-10: Important Dates and Resource Reminders

Aug. 28, 2015

As mandated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entities must use ICD-10 codes on claims and other health care transactions as of the Oct. 1, 2015, compliance deadline.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) will begin accepting ICD-10 codes as of Sept. 21, 2015, for benefit preauthorization requests for services that will be rendered on or after Oct. 1, 2015. Valid ICD-10 codes must be included on claims submitted to BCBSMT for dates of service or inpatient discharge dates on or after Oct. 1, 2015. Claims without valid ICD-10 codes, as required, will not be accepted by BCBSMT.

For additional information, such as claim submission tips and resource reminders, refer to the Standards and Requirements/ICD-10 section of our website. If you have ICD-10 questions, email us at icd@bcbsmt.com, or contact your assigned Provider Network Representative.

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