Back to School–Resources and Tools to Help Prepare for ICD-10
CMS and industry partners have developed many resources to help you get ready for ICD-10. These tools provide information and step-by-step guidance for providers and staff to prepare for a smooth transition. We encourage you to share these resources with all members of your team who are taking part in the transition to ICD-10.
New Online ICD-10 Implementation Guide
CMS has just released the new Online ICD-10 Guide. This web-based tool includes an overview of ICD-10 as well as information on how to transition to ICD-10 for small/medium practices, large practices, small hospitals, and payers.
Below are links to other helpful tools available on the CMS ICD-10 Website:
- The ICD-10 Transition: An Introduction
- ICD-10 FAQs
- ICD-10 Basics for Medical Practices
- ICD-10 Basics for Small and Rural Practices
- Talking to Your Vendors About ICD-10: Tips for Medical Practices
- ICD-10 Resources List
- National ICD-10 Provider Education Teleconferences
CMS works with Medscape to produce videos and articles that offer tips and advice on ICD-10, along with an opportunity for physicians to earn continuing medical education credits and nurses to earn continuing education credits. CMS has recently released two new Medscape videos:
You can also reference resources from provider associations and other industry organizations. Many of these groups alsohost ICD-10 webinars and trainings that you can attend to get up to speed on ICD-10. Visit the ICD-10 Provider Resources page to find a list of some organizations that offer ICD-10 resources, and check with any organizations to which you belong for members-only resources.
To make sure you have all the tools you need, we recommend purchasing the new ICD-10 code book. You and your team can begin looking up the ICD-10 codes for the ICD-9 codes frequently used in your practice.
This week is the third annual National Health IT Week (September 16-20). Visit the CMS eHealth website to access new eHealth tools and resources that help providers participate in eHealth programs.
Keep Up to Date on ICD-10
Visit the CMS ICD-10 website for the latest news and resources to help you prepare for the October 1, 2014, deadline. Sign up for CMS ICD-10 Industry Email Updates and follow us on Twitter.