5 Resources for ICD-10 Transition

CMS ICD-10 Resources

The health care industry will transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes for diagnoses and inpatient procedures on October 1, 2014 The final updates to ICD-9-CM codes will take effect on October 1, 2013. These updates will be in effect until the ICD-10 transition takes place on October 1, 2014. You can find the last official ICD-9-CM code titles, both full and abbreviated, on the CMS website. For the latest CMS news on ICD-10 refer to the CMS website. Here are five resources for provider transition to ICD-10.

  1. The ICD-10 Transition: An Introduction – The ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets. This fact sheet provides background on the ICD-10 transition, general guidance on how to prepare for it, and resources for more information.
  2. ICD-10 Basics for Medical Practices and ICD-10 Basics for Small and Rural Practices – The ICD-10 transition takes planning, preparation, and time, so medical practices should continue working toward compliance. These quick checklists will assist you with preliminary planning steps.
  3. The General Equivalence Mappings Frequently Asked Questions Booklet (ICN 901743) is available as an electronic publication (EPUB) and through a QR code. This booklet is designed to provide education on the conversion of International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes to International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS) and the conversion of ICD-10-CM/PCS codes back to ICD-9-CM. It includes background information and General Equivalence Mappings Frequently Asked Questions.
  4. ICD-10 Guide – this interactive web-based tool provides step-by-step guidance on how to transition to ICD-10 for small practices, large practices, small hospitals, and payers.
  5. ICD-10 Implementation Timelines and checklists – These checklists and timelines detail activities that providers and payers need to carry out to prepare for ICD-10.