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The ICD-10 Transition


As of Oct. 1, 2013 any entity that is covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), will be required to adopt ICD-10-CM (Clinical Modifications) and ICD-10-PCS (Procedure Coding System) Final Rule (CMS-0013-F).  ICD-10-CM is the updated diagnosis code revision to ICD-9-CM. The ICD-10-CM will enable significant improvements in care management, public health reporting, research, and quality measurement. The following are important resources for the ICD-10 transition.

An Introduction
This fact sheet provides background on the ICD-10 transition, general guidance on how to prepare for it, and resources for more information. (PDF) More »
Basics for Medical Practices

Begin preparing now for the ICD-10 transition to make sure you are ready by the Oct. 1, 2013, compliance deadline. The following quick checklist will assist you with preliminary planning steps. (PDF)

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Talking to Your Vendors About ICD-10 and Version 5010: Tips for Medical Practices
Your vendors will need to have products and services ready well in advance of the compliance
deadlines to allow adequate time for testing.The document highlights important talking points with your vendors. (PDF) More »
The General Equivalence Mappings
The General Equivalence Map (GEM) is a reference mapping that attempts to include all valid relationships between the codes in the ICD-9-CM diagnosis classification and the ICD-10-CM diagnosis classification. (PDF) More »
7 tactics for making ICD-10 urgent (ICD-10 Watch)
Read the collective advice from two executives at Care Communications, a health information management consultancy, on how to make ICD-10 a priority at your organization. More »


Archived Webinar: Version 5010-ICD-10 An Overview 02.07.11
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