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ICD-10 is just about here. Are you ready?

ICD-10 is just about here. Are you ready?

Let the countdown begin.  There are officially less than 30 days remaining until the United States transitions from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for the code set for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures.

In a letter addressed to “Medicare Providers” CMS said starting October 1, Medicare claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 will be accepted if they contain a valid ICD-10 code.  According to CMS, “the Medicare claims processing systems will not have the capability to accept ICD-9 codes for dates of service after September 30, 2015 or accept claims that contain both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.”

While it™s true CMS released guidance that allows additional flexibility in claims auditing quality reporting processes, ensuring you have a good understanding of the ICD-10 code set is a must.

To help your organization, we offer an ICD-10 Primer module and an ICD-10 CM module available in our course library.

  • The ICD-10 Primer module provides an overview of ICD-10, structural differences of ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnoses, and more.
  • The ICD-10 CM modules is a more in depth look at ICD-10 that gets into the nuts and bolts of ICD-10, including "but not limited to: code structure, combination codes, the tabular list, conventions, abbreviations, punctuation, and more.

If you haven™t already, we recommend any employee who is involved with the patient encounter, should take one or both of these modules.  With ICD-10 “go-live” less than one month away, now would be a good time to access and take either module.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our ICD-10 course offering, please feel free to send us an email [email protected] or reach us by phone toll-free 855-427-0427.

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