Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ICD-10 Updates

Dianne De La Mare


As the implementation date for ICD-10 looms closer (October 1, 2015), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the ICD-10 Website Wheel, which is a tool designed specifically to furnish education on: 1) ICD-10 implementation planning; 2) Statutes and regulations; 3) Medicare Fee-For-Service Provider Resources; and 4) Medicare Learning Network Products web pages.

Further, CMS has just revised MLN Matters Article #SE1408, Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) Claims Processing Guidance for Implementing International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) – A Re-Issue of MM7492, which includes tables for providers on claims that span the periods where ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes may both be applicable.

CMS also has recently made the following products (which we’ve highlighted previously) available electronically: 1) General Equivalence Mappings Frequently Asked Questions; 2) ICD-10-CM/PCS ICD-10-CM/PCS Myths and Facts; 3) ICD-10-CM Classification Enhancements; and 4) ICD-10-CM/PCS The Next Generation of Coding. With the implementation date for ICD-10 only 100 days away, it is important to get ready now! CMS has an infographic that explains the 5 steps for preparing to implement ICD-10. CMS encourages all providers to visit the Road to 10 tool to build an action plan for using the 5 steps.

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