Monthly Archives: October 2015

ICD-10 Goes Live…..and the World Keeps Turning.

Just like the waning hours and minutes prior to Y2K, a whole heck of a lot of people were on pins and needs waiting for the worst case scenario to come to life–planes falling out of the sky, power grids failing, and just a general scene of Armageddon and doomsday as internal programs that use date counters fail due to the failure to expand the YY to YYYY.

The same was expected for ICD-10.  Did that happen last Thursday, 10/1/15?

For the most part apart from a minor hiccups, the answer was a resounding NO.  However, most of us knew that October 1 would (hopefully) be a non-event.  The real test is when claims is meaningful volumes are submitted by providers through the normal course of events, e.g. billing software, clearinghouse/direct submission to payers, and payer receipt and adjudication.  I think we’ll have a better idea of how ICD-10 really went live come middle to the end of October.