ICD-10 resources from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Friday, December 12, 2014 07:57 AM
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With the Oct. 1, 2015, ICD-10 compliance date drawing nearer, now is the time to prepare for the transition. To support the health care community, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 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. Note that, while free, viewers must have or create a free account to view the webinars.

Road to 10 Tool for Small Physician Practices
Available on the Provider Resources page of 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

CMS.gov Resources
To support the health care community with the transition to ICD-10, the federal CMS has developed a variety of resources available at cms.gov/ICD10, including fact sheets, guides, and webinar presentations. They also distribute regular email updates with information about ICD-10. Subscribe today to stay up to date on the latest news and resources from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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