The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented ICD-10 codes October 1, 2015. For more details, view the ruling. ICD-9 code sets are no longer valid and ICD-10 code sets must be submitted for laboratory orders. See the Lab Alert with hyperlinks to 17 crosswalks by medical specialty.
How does this affect lab orders?
- All laboratories will continue to rely on ordering providers to supply valid diagnosis at the highest level of specificity to bill third-party payers, including Medicare and Medicaid.
- Providing an ICD-10 code at the highest level of specificity at the time of order will minimize interruptions to your practice.
- Resources listing common ICD-10 codes are listed below for your reference.
ICD-9 to ICD-10 Conversion
Type the ICD-9 code you want to convert to ICD-10 using this tool:
The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) offers ICD-10-CM Proficiency Preparation in addition to these ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalks by medical specialty:
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) offers a variety of resources to help you including:
These ICD-10 Web sites provide additional information and resources: