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"On October 1, 2013, the Department of Defense established the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to manage the activities of the Military Health System. These activities include those previously managed by TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), which was disestablished on the same date. During the next several months, all TMA websites will change to reflect the new DHA. We appreciate your patience during this transition."

ICD-10 Newsflash

November/December 2013
This Newsflash explains what is new with the CMS-1500 Claim Form with the transition timeline, changes, impact, and upcoming learning courses.

September/October 2013
This issue highlights examples of ICD-9 and ICD-10 differences and discusses how ICD-10 coding can be used to depict the specific description of a patient's medical condition.

July/August 2013
The Military Health System (MHS) is preparing to test the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) changes to impacted systems to ensure a successful transition on the October 1, 2014 compliance date. This Newsflash highlights the MHS’ planned activities related to ICD-10 testing.

May 2013
This issue summarizes the work of the MHS ICD-10 Integrated Project Team (IPT) Forms and Publications Sub-workgroup (SWG). The Forms and Publication SWG is working to update all DoD-level forms and publications that currently reference ICD-9 in preparation for the use of ICD-10. Service members with knowledge of other forms and publications referencing ICD-9 that are not listed in this issue are asked to notify their ICD-10 IPT representative. Each Military Treatment Facility is responsible for updating their local forms and publications for ICD-10.

March 2013
This issue summarizes the Services' plans to implement their Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) programs to achieve more detailed, complete provider documentation for more accurate coding.

January 2013
This newsflash highlights the Military Health System Integrated Project Team for International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) implementation and next steps for 2013.

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