5010 Implementation Expands I-9 Reporting
The 5010 837I transaction implementation in January 2011 will allow providers, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to report up to 25 ICD-9-CM diagnosis and 25 ICD-9-CM procedure codes when submitting claims to Parts A and B Medicare administrative contractors (A/B MACs) and/or fiscal intermediaries (FIs) for services to Medicare beneficiaries.
Current claim forms allow for only nine ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes and six ICD-9-CM procedure codes. Medical coding and billing staff should prepare for this change.
Source: MLN Matters MM7004, issued July 30