Vital Records Partner Information
Regarding Birth Defect Anomalies Reporting 

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This page has been established to provide all personnel responsible for reporting birth defect anomalies access to the resources and information necessary to continue registering them in an accurate and timely manner.

PDF Birth Defects System Changes effective 04/24/2016

NOTE: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 1 announced that it would soon be releasing an interim final rule establishing October 1, 2015 as the new compliance deadline for ICD-10. The rule would require all HIPAA-covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.

ICD-10-CM Code Range Cross Reference Guide

As you are aware, the transition to ICD-10-CM is set for October 1st, 2015.  The document titled ICD-10-CM Code Range 8-18-15.pdf includes both the  ICD-9-CM codes and the equivalent ICD-10-CM codes for hospitals reporting birth defects. 
The code range will include all the Q codes (Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities Q00-Q99) and a few additional codes.  The additional codes are: D18.00-D18.09, D18.1, D82.1, E25.0-E25.9, E78.71, E78.72, G12.0, G90.1, M21.021-M21.029, M21.121-M21.129, M26.00-M26.09, P29.3, and P35.1. 

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Phone: 402.471.0354
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