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.
Check out more information about ICD-10 implementation at bwc.ohio.gov.