The ABCs of ICD-10 from CMS

Get Ready Now: Assess How ICD-10 Will Affect Your Practice

Compliance date is October 1, 2015. Visit the CMS ICD-10 website for the most current information. Make sure your practice is prepared by following the ABCs of ICD-10:

Assess how ICD-10 will affect your practice and make a plan

  • Access to ICD-10 codes – You can find codes from a variety of sources
  • Clearinghouse services – Some providers who are not ready could benefit from contracting with a clearinghouse to submit claims.
  • Clinical documentation and coding training
  • New Forms
  • Systems upgrades

Be sure your systems are ready

LetterBYou’ll want to verify that you can:

  • Generate and submit claims
  • Schedule outpatient procedures
  • Perform eligibility and benefits verifications
  • Prepare to submit quality data
  • Schedule office visits
  • Update patient histories and encounters
  • Code a patient encounter

Contact your vendors

  • If you aren’t sure your systems are ready for ICD-10, contact your vendors and other business trading partners.
  • Ask about testing opportunities
  • Confirm vendors and products are ICD-10-ready