ICD 10

January 26-30, 2015

During the week of January 26 through 30, 2015, a sample group of providers will have the opportunity to participate in ICD-10 end-to-end testing with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and the Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor. The goal of end-to-end testing is to demonstrate that: 

ICD-10 Implementation Practices – Assign a Project Manager!

The new ICD-10 interim final rule has been released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).   It requires the use ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. You will continue to use ICD-9 CM through September 30, 2015. Claims will not be accepted with ICD-10 prior to this date.

Be prepared! Create your implementation plan so your Go-Live date will be as stress free as possible; keep your cash flowing by doing your part. ICD-10 actually has the potential to increase your overall reimbursement if done properly and you are organized.

CMS is promoting three National ICD-10 testing Awareness Weeks.  Be sure to get involved early, as they have posted a ONE-TIME notice!  If you are not ready I suggest you get moving. 

To begin with you need to have access to ICD-10 codes, If you don't already have an account with Find-A-Code, Start there!   Find-A-Code gives you the information you need to succeed as well as all the crosswalks you need for ICD-10. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new webcast introducing the “Road to 10” tool. Accessible through the “Road to 10” link on the CMS website, the webcast covers the history of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the benefits of ICD-10. This is the first in the new “Road to 10” webcast series. Five more webcasts will follow—all aimed at helping small practices get ready for ICD-10 by the October 1, 2015, compliance date. 

CMS launched a new Webcast Series: Road to 10 

Are you ready for testing?  CMS released  providers, suppliers, billing companies, and clearinghouses are welcome to submit acknowledgement test claims anytime up to the October 1, 2015, implementation date. In addition, CMS will be highlighting this testing y offering three separate weeks of ICD-10 acknowledgement testing. These special acknowledgement testing weeks give submitters access to real-time help desk support and allows CMS to analyze testing data. Registration is not required for these virtual events.

Deadline for ICD-10 allows health care industry ample time to prepare for change
Deadline set for October 1, 2015

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