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Healthcare Coding

Change effective October 1, 2015

An important change is in the works for medical providers, as healthcare coding switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

All medical bills for dates of service on or after October 1, 2015 must be submitted using the new ICD-10 codes. Any bills for dates of service prior to October 1, 2015 must be submitted using ICD-9.

Pursuant to industry standards, any bills that contain dates of service on both sides of the October 1 deadline need to be separated into two separate statements. Bills that use a combination of ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes will be rejected.

Providers who have questions about this change should contact SFM's Medical Services team at (952) 838-4200 or (800) 937-1181.






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