Texas WC and ICD-10
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Sunday, August 23, 2015 12:00 AM

Personal Injury and Workers' Comp carriers are HIPAA exempt and governed by state law rather than federal regulations; therefore, they are not subject to the ICD-10 mandate.

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) reports that "as of July 27, 2015 there are 26 states that have declared they will align with the HIPAA adopted ICD-10 code set for workers' compensation."

WEDI reports that  Workers Compensation in Texas will be making use of the ICD-10.  Check WEDI's webpage to see if your state has been added to the list.

Source:  http://www.wedi.org/docs/resources/wedi-icd-10-state-workers-compensation-readiness-list.pdf?sfvrsn=0