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Beginning October 1, 2015, the Texas workers’ compensation system will transition from the use
of ICD-9 codes to the ICD-10 codes. Physicians must begin using ICD-10 codes to record diagnoses
and inpatient procedures for services provided on or after that date.
The Division has created a new training video on the transition to ICD-10 codes. The video is
available on the TDI website at The video
reminds system participants to prepare in advance for the transition.
One still unanswered question for carriers is how they should process bills submitted with ICD-9
codes for dates of service after October 1, 2015. On the one hand, if they return the bills, that could
be a potential violation. On the other hand, if they process the bill and electronically report the ICD-
9 codes, that could also be a potential violation. Another question is what carriers should do with
bills submitted with ICD-10 codes for dates of service before October 1, 2015. ICT has asked the
Division for clarification. Hopefully, the Division will provide guidance soon so that system
participants can prepare in advance for the transition.