The implementation of ICD-10 represents a significant code set change that impacts the entire health care community. As the ICD-10 implementation date of October 1, 2015, approaches medical personnel are scrambling to ensure that their practices are ready for the transition. Below, PBCMS has provided links to information that will help your practice with the changes that ICD-10 brings.

General Information
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will provide physicians with all the information that they need in regards to ICD-10. On their website, you will find sections on transitioning your practice with their “Road to 10” guidelines, Payer Resources, Implementation Planning and a large list of other resources.

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Implementing ICD-10 into your Practice Part 1 and Part 2
The American Medical Association provides an abundance of information regarding ICD-10 and a detailed step by step process that practices need to take to ensure that they are properly prepared to meet any changes.

Part 1

Part 2

ICD-10 Readiness
To test the readiness of your facility the American Medical Association has detailed a report that physicians can use to see where their practice is at before the October, 1st deadline.

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Coding and Compliance
For a closer look at the exact ICD-10 code changes click here to view PowerPoint information submitted by Jean Acevedo.

Physician Training
Ensuring that you and your staff are properly prepared for all the changes that the implementation of ICD-10 will bring is extremely important. Fortunately, the AAPC has provided resources for Training Physicians and Documentation Assessment to help in the transition.

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The American Health Information Management Association
The (AHIMA) is another excellent source for all your ICD-10 needs.

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