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As pediatricians across the country prepare for the October 1, 2015 compliance date for use of International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), state Medicaid offices are also preparing. Medicaid programs, as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entities, must comply with the use of ICD-10-CM. As such, all physicians participating in Medicaid must submit claims using valid ICD-10-CM codes for services rendered to Medicaid beneficiaries on or after .

The AAP has a variety of ICD-10-CM resources to help pediatricians prepare for the switch to ICD-10-CM, and CMS has recently released the Road to 10, a site to assist small practices in preparing for the transition. AAP chapters and pediatricians with specific questions on ICD-10-CM are encouraged to contact the AAP Coding Hotline at aapcodinghotline@aap.org.

Those needing consultation on state Medicaid implementation of ICD-10-CM can contact Dan Walter at 847-434-4086 or dwalter@aap.org or Wendy Chill at 847-434-7797 or wchill@aap.org.