ICD-10 Updates

 Update:   June 25, 2015

Doctors call for a two-year grace period for ICD-10 implementation

With less than four months to go before the deadline for implementing the ICD-10 code set, physicians Monday agreed to seek a two-year grace period for physicians to avoid financial disruptions to facilitate a smoother transition that would allow physicians to continue providing quality care to their patients.   Read more…

Update:  December 2014 

October 1, 2015, is the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10.  Read more…

Update: November 2014

ICD-10 Resources for Small Physician Practices on Medscape

CMS has released three new resources to help small physician practices prepare for ICD-10. These resources also provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) credits to health care professionals who complete the learning modules, and anyone who takes them will earn a certificate of completion. If you are a first-time visitor to Medscape, you will need to create a free account to access these resources.

ICD-10: Getting From Here to There — Navigating the Road Ahead: A video lecture giving providers an overview of ICD-10 and its benefits, the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10, and the CMS “Road to 10” Tool.

ICD-10 and Clinical Documentation: A video discussing the role of documentation and coding in health care and examining why documentation is important for ICD-10.

Preparing for ICD-10: Now Is the Time: An expert column exploring the effect ICD-10 will have on systems, the coding process, documentation, and quality reporting. It also provides steps to prepare for ICD-10 implementation.

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