The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made available resources to help providers transition to International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) diagnosis and procedure codes. Starting Oct. 1, all providers must transition to ICD-10 codes, which provide data that can be exchanged with health care systems across the world.
CMS resources include
- an ICD-10 introduction fact sheet;
- frequently asked questions about ICD-10 compliance, background information on the transition, and tips to prepare for the transition; and
- an offer to conduct end-to-end testing for a sample group of providers in July.
During the end-to-end testing, participating providers will submit test claims to CMS with ICD-10 codes and will receive a receipt of remittance advice that explains the decisions on the claims. The sample group will be selected to represent a broad cross-section of providers and claims.
In addition, CMS will host two ICD-10 webinars:
- ICD-10 overview: basics and tips, March 13, noon to 1 pm Eastern time
- ICD-10 clinical documentation, March 18, noon to 1 pm Eastern time
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