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July 2015 

BWC Update
News from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation


Bureau of Workers’ Compensation ready for ICD-10


BWC is preparing for the International Classification of Diseases, tenth revision (ICD-10) national implementation on Oct. 1.


To ensure a smooth transition to ICD-10, BWC and the managed care organizations that medically manage Ohio state-fund employers’ work-related injuries and illnesses are implementing measures that allow them to continue processing claims and bills using ICD-9 codes, if necessary, for 90 days past the Oct. 1 effective date.


Additional information may be obtained by going to BWC’s ICD-10 Implementation Guiding Principles fact sheet, BWC’s website or by emailing BWC’s provider relations department.


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