With the October 1, 2015, ICD-10 compliance date less than one year away, now is the time to prepare for the transition. To support the health care community, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers resources that explain ICD-10 for providers, payers, vendors and non-covered entities.
Medscape Continuing Medical Education Resources
CMS has created two videos and one expert column to help educate health care professionals about ICD-10. Beyond providing tips and advice, these free resources offer continuing medical education (CME) and nursing continuing education (CE) credits. Anyone who completes the modules can earn a certificate.
Expert Column: Preparing for ICD-10: Now Is the Time
Road to 10 Tool for Small Physician Practices
Available on the Provider Resources page at cms.gov/ICD10, the “Road to 10” tool is 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 and can help you:
- Understand the basics of ICD-10
- Build an ICD-10 action plan to map out your transition
- Answer frequently asked questions
- Learn how ICD-10 affects your practice with tailored clinical scenarios and documentation tips for Family Practice and Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, Cardiology, and Pediatrics
To support the health care community with the transition to ICD-10, CMS has developed a variety of resources available at cms.gov/ICD10, including fact sheets, guides, and webinar presentations. CMS also distributes regular Email Update messages with information about ICD-10. Subscribe today to stay up to date on the latest news and resources from CMS.