On Oct. 1, Medicaid programs in California and three other states will not fully convert from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 coding system. Instead, they have received CMS approval to convert claims coded in the ICD-10 system into ICD-9 codes, and use the older system to calculate payments to providers.
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In order to do this they will have to run two parallel systems one on ICD 9 and the other on ICD 10 as there are almost no Medical only providers. Once again CMS is trying to save us from ourselves.