In preparation for the nationwide ICD-10 implementation scheduled for Oct. 1, 2014, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), along with its fiscal agent, HP Enterprise Services, has asked provider communities and partners to participate in a series of short ICD-10 surveys. Participation will help AHCA and HP better understand provider concerns and needs as they work toward a successful implementation. The first survey of the ICD-10 series, "Have You Started ICD-10 Impact Assessment?" can be accessed online.
Florida Medicaid is preparing for the mandated transition to the ICD-10 diagnosis code set. An impact assessment for Medicaid as a payer has been completed and work is underway to transition the current diagnosis codes in Florida Medicaid policy and the claims processing system to ICD-10. This transition cannot be successful unless their Medicaid partners are ready to use the new codes on Oct. 1, 2014. As Medicaid diagnosis code changes are finalized, helpful ICD-10 documents and training materials will be posted to the public Web portal. For more information, contact Kathy Reep.