Well, this is something that slipped my mind before. But with the coming of ICD-10 (now put off until 10/01/2015) there will need to be redesigned HCFA and UB forms to hold the extra digits and extra codes. Our computer at work is already being reprogrammed to hold extra fields. We have gone from 9 applicable codes, up to 18 (I think).
Here is a good article on the subject, although it still says 2014 as the implementation date, the rest of the info looks good and accurate.
New HCFA form:
So, just when you thought you had it all figured out, another hitch comes up. At least there is time to prepare for it.
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