Helping Providers Prepare for ICD-10

At both the state and national level, agencies are trying to help health care professionals prepare for the implementation of the new ICD-10 code sets, slated to replace the ICD-9 coding as of Oct. 1, 2014.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new recording of an ICD-10 training webinar conducted for the National Association of Community Health Centers. The video is available toward the bottom of the ICD-10 Provider Resources page.  CMS’ webinar includes information on:

  • Changes in ICD code structure, code definitions, and the recurring patterns that help providers to understand the organization and content of ICD-10 codes
  • The importance of clinical documentation in order to accurately and thoroughly capture medical concepts to inform ICD-10 coding
  • Approaches to assess ICD-10 readiness, identify gaps, prioritize tasks, and monitor progress through continuous quality improvement

Keep Up to Date on ICD-10
Visit the CMS ICD-10 website for the latest news and resources to help you prepare for the October 1, 2014, deadline. Sign up for CMS ICD-10 Industry Email Updates.

For a local perspective and training opportunities on the implementation of ICD-10, check out the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA) ICD-10 Task Force Bulletin here.

 
 

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