Care1st Health Plan Arizona

Care1st ICD-10 Readiness

What is ICD-10?

ICD-10 is the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. ICD-10 is a new code set requirement that records more detailed diagnostic information.

What are the benefits of ICD-10?

  • Provides better data for measuring health care service quality, safety and efficacy of care
  • Allows clinical information technology systems to record far more specific and rich diagnostic information
  • Boosts efficiencies by helping to identify specific health conditions

When is the required date for implementation of ICD-10?
ICD-10 is effective Oct. 1, 2015 for all providers.

ICD-10 Overview
ICD-10 is here! Click here for an overview that highlights some of the changes for ICD-10, including examples of how ICD-10 differs from ICD-9 and the level of specificity that is now contained in the ICD-10 codes.

Care1st and ONECare will continue to communicate with contracted providers via our website, blast fax and Quarterly Provider Forums. In addition, you may e-mail ICD-10 questions to our e-mail box:
ICD-10inquiries@care1st.com

Below are a few websites that may also be of assistance to you:

Name Website Address
American Medical Association www.ama-assn.org/go/ICD-10
American Academy of Professional Coders www.aapc.com
American Health Information Management Association www.ahima.org
American Hospital Association www.aha.org
CMS www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/index.html?redirect=/icd10
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange www.wedi.org