What You Need To Know About ICD-10

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule that formally establishes October 1, 2015 as the new ICD-10 compliance date. The rule also requires the continued use of ICD-9 through September 30, 2015.

Horizon NJ Health intends to be fully compliant with all Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and mandated dates for acceptance of ICD-10. We will continue to work with our providers and business partners to ensure that our supporting systems, policies and procedures comply with mandated requirements.

Click on the Horizon NJ Health ICD-10 Fact Sheet to view more information on Horizon NJ Health’s approach to the ICD-10 transition.

If you have questions or concerns about your ICD-10 preparedness, the CMS ICD-10 dedicated website www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/ProviderResources.html has a wealth of information to ensure successful implementation.

To stay informed on any further directives issued for ICD-10 compliance, please visit:


In January 2014 Horizon BCBSNJ began accepting the revised version of the CMS 1500 Claim Form (version 02/12) that accommodates coding changes for ICD-10. Horizon NJ Health only accepts version 02/12 of the CMS 1500 Claim Form and not version 08/05.

If you have questions for Horizon NJ Health about ICD-10, please contact your Network Specialist or email provider_relations@horizonnjhealth.com.