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ICD-10 Implementation

The goal of the DPH ICD-10 Implementation Project is to ensure that the staff and information systems that currently utilize ICD-9-CM for classification of disease and morbidity information within the Section/Branches of the Division of Public Health, the local health departments and rural health clinics seamlessly transition to the federally mandated ICD-10-CM. The compliance date originally set for October 1, 2013, was extended by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to October 1, 2014. With the passage of congressional bill H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, language was included in the law that states, "the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cannot adopt the ICD–10 code set as the mandatory standard until at least October 1, 2015".

On the different pages of this website, you will find all deliverables that have been developed to date as part of the DPH ICD-10 Implementation Project. The Child Development Service Agencies, local health departments and rural health clinics are encouraged to use these deliverables as a guide for their internal implementation.

All documents posted to this website are in PDF format. In order to view PDF documents you will need the FREE Adobe Reader. Any local agency that needs a document in an editable format (e.g., Microsoft Word) can submit the request to the contact noted below.


How to communicate your ICD-10 questions and comments to DPH

Email or call in questions and comments to the DPH ICD-10 Implementation Project Manager, Sarah Brooks, MPA, RHIA (919-707-5067). Please note that the Project Manager works part-time but she will attempt to answer questions or comments in a timely manner.