Monday, September 1, 2014

Vital Resources from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation

Vital Resources from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation:

Provider Resources

New ICD-10 Compliance Date: October 1, 2015
CMS Releases “Road to 10” Online Resource for Small Practices
CMS “Road to 10,” an online resource built with the help of providers in small practices. This tool is intended to help small medical practices jumpstart their ICD-10 transition.
“Road to 10” includes specialty references and gives providers the capability to build ICD-10 action plans tailored for their practice needs.
Understanding the Basics
These fact sheets will introduce you to ICD-10, explain why it’s necessary, and give you the information you’ll need to get started on your transition.

Implementation Guides, Timelines, and Checklists
Checklists and timelines provide an at-a-glance view of what you need to do to get ICD-10 ready. The ICD-10 implementation guides provide detailed information about the ICD-10 transition.
CMS  also developed an online ICD-10 implementation guide, which is a web-based tool that provides step-by-step guidance on how to transition to ICD-10 for small/medium practices, large practices, small hospitals, and payers.
Please note that the dates and milestones in these materials are recommendations only; you can adapt them to your needs for meeting the deadline.
Online ICD-10 Implementation Guide
Checklists with ICD-10 transition tasks and estimated timeframes
Timelines with suggested dates for important ICD-10 transition activities
Implementation Guides
Implementation Planning
Get step-by-step information to help you plan for the transition.
Communicating About ICD-10
Communication between health care providers, software vendors, clearinghouses, and billing services is an important part of the transition process. Learn how to get the conversation started.
Medscape Modules
Medscape Education modules offer guidance for small practices making the transition to ICD-10. Continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) credits are available to physicians and nurses who complete the learning modules, but anyone can take them and receive a certificate of completion.
Past Medscape Education Modules on ICD-10 tailored for small/medium practices or large practices are also available:
Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars
CMS has partnered with PAHCOM, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Association of Community Health Centers, and the National Association of Rural Health Clinics to offer a series of webinars for providers on preparing for ICD-10. Recordings of these webinars are available on the CMS YouTube channel:
CMS covered ICD-10 as part of the biweekly eHealth Provider Webinar series:
CMS conducted training on ICD-10 for the National Association of Community Health Centers.  The recording of the training is posted on the CMS YouTube Channel.
On June 20, 2013, the CMS Regional Offices conducted three webinars on ICD-10. Recordings of the webinars are posted on the CMS YouTube Channel:
Slides and transcript from the CMS-AAPC Code-a-thon webinar
Stay up to date on ICD-10!

Related Links

CCHIIM ICD-10 Continuing Education Requirements for AHIMA Certified Professionals