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When is the conversion from ICD 9 to ICD 10 going to take place?

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Conversion from International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition to ICD-10 takes place Oct. 1, 2015, states the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Everyone that the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act covers must complete the conversion. However, current procedural terminology coding for doctors' services and outpatient procedures does not change.

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As of July 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is partnering with other entities to create the ICD-10 Implementation Success Initiative, beginning with producing a database of ICD-10 issues and resources for the public to search and submit questions, notes the CMS. The purpose of the database is to help the health care community understand the effect of the new requirements and codes on reporting inpatient procedures and diagnoses.

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