International Classification of Diseases Version 10 (ICD-10) Initiative

February 1, 2013

International Classification of Diseases Version 10 (ICD-10) Initiative

The Federal DHHS mandated that all health care entities adopt ICD-10 for all discharges or services provided on or after October 1, 2014. ICD is the international standard diagnostic classification for general epidemiological, health management, and clinical use and is used in many of the MaineCare business processes. ICD-10 is a large expansion of the existing ICD-9 code set and its implementation requires significant effort.

We will provide you with regular communication and updates on the project’s progress as MaineCare moves forward with this initiative. We will also be surveying our provider partners to learn more about your readiness for ICD-10. For more information, visit the ICD-10 website.