ICD-10 Transition

iStock_000009435617LargeThe Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a rule that would extend the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) diagnosis and procedure codes compliance deadline to October 1, 2014. This deadline is a set deadline for everyone and would not be staggered.

The HHS originally published a final rule to adopt ICD-10 under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or 1996 with a compliance date of October 1, 2013. ICD-10 implementation would incorporate procedures and diagnoses not previously covered in ICD-9. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the transition "will lead to improved accuracy in reimbursement for medical services, fraud detection, and historical claims and diagnoses analysis for the healthcare system."

Whether you are involved in the transition or will benefit from the improved data provided by the new coding structure, this page offers tools, resources, and information suggested by your NAHQ colleagues.

NAHQ Resources

Where Should Healthcare Quality Professionals' ICD-10 Implementation Program Be in 2012? - January 2012 e-News
Will ICD-10 Be the Next Y2K? - February 2012 e-News
ICD-10 Is Coming-Get Informed and Get Ready - November 2013 e-News
Summary from the 2013 ICD-10 Summit: Have You Transitioned? - May 2013 e-News

Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS) Resources

ICD10WebButtonICD-10: A Guide for Small and Medium Practices - video requires free CMS log-in
ICD-10: A Guide for Large Practices - video requires free CMS log-in
Transition to ICD-10: Getting Started - article requires free CMS log-in
Latest News from CMS
- Updated regularly
Tips for Medical Practices - information for your vendors
Implementation Timeline Tool - dowloadable tool for providers, payers and vendors
2014 ICD-10 PCS and GEMs
ICD-10 Overview PowerPoint

Subscribe to CMS ICD-10 email updates
No Further Delays in ICD-10-CM/PCS
ICD-10 Coding Basics Video - January 2014

Other Resources

8 Ways ASCs Can Prepare for ICD-10 - Becker's ASC Review, June 2012
ICD-10 Monitor - http://icd10monitor.com/
World Health Organization International Classifications
ICD-10: A Roadmap for Small Clinical Practices - August 2013 (requires free account)
ICD-10: Small Practice Guide to a Smooth Transition - August 2013 (requires free account)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
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