General Question for the Week of April 4, 2016

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Although not required, have most Workers Compensation insurers adopted ICD-10?

Answer:

A March 28 ICD-10 Monitor article by Sherry Wilson and Tina Greene answers this question as follows: “A general assumption had been that states would be aligning their worker’s compensation regulations with the rest of those of the healthcare industry in order to adopt the ICD-10 regulations. As of Oct. 1, 2015, there were only 21 states that had aligned with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10 requirement, according to the WEDI Property and Casualty ICD-10 State Readiness Resource Center and the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) ICD-10 State Survey results.” 

For this article, go to http://www.icd10monitor.com/enews/item/1604-icd-10-s-impact-to-the-worker-s-compensation-industry.

Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time it was published. However, due to the nature of industry changes over time we cannot guarantee its validity after the year it was published.