- ICD-10 News and Overview
- Managing Your Transition to ICD-10
- ICD-10 Workshops and Webinars
- Other Resources
CMS officials have reiterated on many occasions that there will be no more delays on the implementation date for ICD-10, and that the transition will be enforced as scheduled on October 1, 2014.
Be sure to register now for the OMA's Treading the Transition to ICD-10: Conference and Exhibit on Nov. 13, 2013 to hear from physician experts, the AMA, CMS and other payers about the challenges and opportunities offered by ICD-10, what is being done to pave the way for the changeover, and how you and your practice can best prepare for it. Learn about existing tools and resources that are available now to help practices through all phases of the transition.
Creating an ICD-10 implementation plan and communication early with vendors are crucial to a succesful ICD-10 transition. For a road map on how to prepare for small, medium and/or large practice transitions, click here. CMS also put together a comprhensive list of questions to ask vendors, which can be found here.
ICD-10-CM will contain diagnostic codes used in all health care settings and will replace the existing 14,000 codes in ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 and 2 with 69,000 new codes. The increase in the number of codes is due to a higher level of code specificity in ICD-10, such as laterality, encounter description, routine vs. delayed healing and union vs. malunion information.
ICD-10-PCS will be used for inpatient procedure coding in the hospital setting. It replaces ICD-9-CM Volume 3 with 87,000 new codes.
The transition to ICD-10 will involve all aspects of medical practice and as such will require coder and billing staff as well physicians and other clinical staff and office staff training.
The OMA has developed a comprehensive educational program that will provide targeted trainings at various stages of the ICD-10 implementation timeline, as well as newsletters, case studies and an ICD-10 hotline.
This periodic OMA newsletter proivdes ICD-10 information, including fact sheets, coding case studies, preparation tips and hands-on exercises to assist in your practice's preparation
Issue No. 8 - December 12, 2013
ICD-10 Testing and Documentation
Issue No. 7 - November 7, 2013
Addressing the Documentation Gap to Support ICD-10-CM
Issue No. 6 - September 12, 2013
ICD-10 Mapping and GEMS: new updates
Issue No. 5 - March 20, 2013
Applying our 5010 lessons to ICD-10 preparation
Issue No. 4 - August 3, 2012
The health care industry has not stopped preparing for ICD-10, have you?
Issue No. 3 - January 9, 2012
Budgeting for ICD-10
Issue No. 2 - September 28, 2011
ICD-10-CM: Impact to the Code Assignment Process
Issue No. 1 - September 8, 2011