CMS ICD-10 5010 National Provider Conference Call

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a national provider conference call on “ICD-10 Implementation in a 5010 Environment.” The call is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 12 – 2 pm, EST.

Who would benefit from joining the call?  CMS lists the target audience as:  Medical coders, physician office staff, provider billing staff, health records staff, vendors, educators, system maintainers and all Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) providers.

According to the CMS website, the following topics will be discussed on the call:


  • ICD-10 implementation for services provided on and after October 1, 2013
  • Benefits of ICD-10
  • Differences between ICD-10 and ICD-9-CM codes
  • Tools for converting codes – General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs)
  • Proposal to freeze ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 code updates except for new technologies and diseases

HIPAA Version 5010

  • General Overview HIPAA version 5010 and D.0 and who is impacted
  • Compliance dates
  • Benefits
  • 5010 scope versus ICD-10 Scope
  • What you need to do to prepare
  • Timelines
  • Medicare FFS implementation of HIPAA version 5010 and D.O.
  • Impact on paper claim forms

This toll-free conference call also includes a Q & A session for participants. To register for the all, go to:

Registration closes at noon EST on June 14th OR when space is filled so we recommend you register earlier rather than later.