On October 1, 2013, the way you code your claims will change from ICD-9 (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision) to ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision). The transition will require business and systems changes throughout the health care industry. All providers covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) must make the transition (this is not limited to just Medicare or Medicaid providers). It is important that you start planning now to make this transition to ICD-10.
A pre-requisite to ICD-10 is upgrading electronic health transactions from Version 4010 to 5010. You should already be working on this upgrade to Version 5010 which must be finished by January 1, 2012.