Less than 100 days remain before the ICD-10 code set implementation deadline. Physicians are asking for a transition period for ICD-10, but you still should make sure your practice is as prepared as possible to minimize disruptions.

If you haven’t checked them out yet, here are some practical resources from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):

  • Interactive case studies. Use sample medical cases from CMS to determine proper documentation and coding with ICD-10. After completing the questions, you can view your results in comparison to your peers and the correct way to code the case in ICD-9 and ICD-10. New scenarios will be released weekly.
  • In-person trainings. Physicians and practice managers in small and rural practices can participate in CMS’ free trainings that will use customizable action plans, clinical scenarios and resources. The latest trainings are scheduled for Alaska, Arizona and Nebraska.
  • Updated fact sheets. CMS just updated much of its ICD-10 material, including FAQs, guidance about how to convert ICD-9 codes to ICD-10,  an overview of ICD-10, a description of classification enhancements and information about how to use ICD-10 new technology Section X codes.

Take the time now to learn what your practice should do to prepare financially for ICD-10.

Looking for more? An ICD-10 data file available on CD-ROM or via immediate download is an essential transition tool. Additional information and resources to help physicians get ready for ICD-10 are available on the AMA ICD-10 Web page.

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