ICD-10: Important Dates and Resource Reminders
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact your assigned Provider Network Representative.