ICD-10 Resources and Events

Take Advantage of these 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 took 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 lastest 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 some upcoming events and resources to help you begin the transition to ICD-10.

Medicare Learning Network (MLN) – ICD-10 Clinical Documentation Webinar. Join them on March 18th from 12-1pm ET where they will be discussing why good clinical documentation and coding practices are important; the effect ICD-10 will have on clinician and coder. Registration is required.

Road to 10: The Small Physician Practice’s Route to ICD-10 – This CMS site is their newest resource for small physician practices to help them transition to ICD-10. From the basics to building your own action plan, check this out. You can also join them on a webinar of an overview and developing an action plan on March 19th at 12 noon ET, register here.

CMS ICD-10 Guidethis 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.

Healthcare IT News – ICD-10 Compliance and Beyond: Completing the Journey – This eSupplement was published last fall but still has all the right information that you should consider before, during, and after your transition. Watch Editor Tom Sullivan’s video tour on just what you will find in the eSupplement. This is really worth the read.

CMS ICD-10 Implementation Timelines and Checklists – These resources detail activities that providers and payers need to carry out to prepare for ICD-10.

MLN Connects™ Videos on ICD-10 – Are you ready to transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2014? MLN Connects™ videos on the CMS YouTube Channel can help you prepare.

  • Video slideshow presentations from MLN Connects National Provider Calls:
    • August 22, 2013 – ICD-10 Basics: Keynote presentation by Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
    • April 18, 2013 – Begin Transitioning to ICD-10 in 2013: CMS Subject matter experts review basic information on the transition to ICD-10 and discuss implementation planning and preparation strategies.

ICD-10 Coding Books – Optum is the leading publisher of ICD-10 coding books and reference guides.  The publisher offers all of their products in printed and electronic (CD) format.  HITECH Answers readers can save 30% on four of the company’s top sellers.  Check out available titles.

ICD-10 Online Education and Certification Courses – 4Med+ ICD-10 for Clinical Providers Training provides education in ICD-10 for clinicians by specialty, as well as a combined course that covers 16 different specialties. Take advantage of the 20% discount offered on ICD-10 or any course in their catalog by using promo code HITECH at check out. Explore their ICD-10 and other courses here.

Infographic: The Zaniest ICD-10 Codes – Last but not least and on the lighter side – check out Healthcare IT News and their Erin McCann’s infographic on a collection of the craziest codes you hope never to encounter.