ICD-10 ALSO Required for Workers’ Compensation Claims on October 1

Regulations requiring the transition to ICD-10 by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation were recently approved. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the implementation of ICD-10 would have been exempt for workers’ compensation programs unless required under state regulation. With approval and publication of the new regulations, California will now require use of ICD-10 for workers’ compensation claims on and after October 1, 2015.