September 12, 2013

HHA-13-12
DC-13-12
ASC-13-13
MS-13-15

BC-13-15
SA-13-12
HP-13-12

To:

All Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Contracting Providers

From:

Connie Winkley – Education/Communication Coordinator
Institutional Provider Relations
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.
An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

Subject:

ICD-10 Readiness and Your Clearinghouse

Is your software vendor and/or clearinghouse ready for ICD-10?  CMS has published several articles advising that the October 1, 2014 implementation date will not change.  After that date, to avoid payment delays and claim denials, claims sent to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas should be submitted using ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. 

It is important all providers have a complete understanding of the role their software vendor and/or clearinghouse plays to ensure successful submission of ICD-10.  So, now is the time to ask the question:

If you have questions about your clearinghouse and/or vendor's readiness, please contact the EDI Help Desk at 1-800-472-6481 or submit a secure email to EDI staff at online questions.

 

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