Call 703-327-1800


Contact    Blog       About     Resources      Medical Billing Services


ICD-10 Start Date October 1, 2014

The average practice makes $40,000 more per year with Capture Billing. You can too.

CMS Sets ICD-10 Implementation Date

What is ICD-10?When does ICD-10 go into effect?  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced its Final Rule that they will delay the adoption of ICD-10 for one year from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014.  At that time all covered entities, which includes physician medical practices must comply with the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition which is known as ICD-10.

This postponement will allow providers and insurance companies more time to get ready for this major transition from ICD-9, which has about 17,000 diagnosis codes, to ICD-10 which has almost 140,000 codes.

Capture Billing wrote an article, ICD-10 is Coming, Will Your Medical Billing Department Be Ready?, which has a bit more information on getting ready for ICD-10.

To view the CMS Fact Sheet: HHS Adopts a HIPAA Standard for Unique Health Plan Identifier, go to or CLICK HERE

If you want some late night reading, look-up and download the 208 page Final Rule from The Office of the Federal Register.

is a 20 year veteran of healthcare having managed medical practices. He advises medical practices, physicians and practice administrators on how to run their practice and manage their medical billing and revenue cycle management. Manny speaks, blogs and makes videos at, a blog that is tops in the medical billing and coding field. READ MORE

One Response to “ICD-10 Start Date October 1, 2014”

  1. […] accommodate reporting needs when ICD-10 is implemented in October […]

Leave a Reply

Follow Capture Billing


The analysis of any medical billing or coding question is dependent on numerous specific facts -- including the factual situations present related to the patients, the practice, the professionals and the medical services and advice. Additionally, laws and regulations and insurance and payer policies (as well as coding itself) are subject to change. The information that has been accurate previously can be particularly dependent on changes in time or circumstances. The information contained in this web site is intended as general information only. It is not intended to serve as medical, health, legal or financial advice or as a substitute for professional advice of a medical coding professional, healthcare consultant, physician or medical professional, legal counsel, accountant or financial advisor. If you have a question about a specific matter, you should contact a professional advisor directly.

Learn how to outsource your medical billing today.

Client Testimonials

Bob Laird


I would recommend Capture Billing to anyone who needs a billing company they can trust.

Bob Laird

Steve Rex

Family Practice

In a six month period Capture Billing increased our Practice’s income by over $100,000.

Steve Rex

Julie Reed-Humeniuk

Family Practice

Capture Billing goes over and beyond the call of duty for their clients to maximizing reimbursement.

Julie Reed-Humeniuk - Medical Billing Services

Capture Billing is a Medical Billing Company based in South Riding Virginia.

Join the other Doctors and Practice Managers that have benefited from our expert medical billing services.

Capture Billing & Consulting Inc.
25055 Riding Plaza, Suite 160
South Riding, VA 20152
(703) 327-1800