The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers resources to help the health care community prepare for the October 1, 2015, ICD-10 transition. No matter where you are in the process, CMS has resources to help you prepare.
Basic resources are a great place to start if you are looking for the background and benefits of the ICD-10 transition. These resources include overviews tailored by audience, including small and rural practices, payers, and non-covered entities.
- The ICD-10 Transition: An Introduction
- ICD-10 Basics for Medical Practices
- ICD-10 Basics for Small and Rural Practices
- ICD-10 Basics for Payers
- The ICD-10 Transition: Focus on Non-Covered Entities
Communicating About ICD-10
Communication between health care providers, software vendors, clearinghouses, and billing services is vital to a successful transition. Learn how to get the conversation started with these resources:
- Talking to Your Vendors About ICD-10: Tips for Medical Practices
- Questions to Ask Your Systems Vendors about ICD-10
- The Role of Clearinghouses in ICD-10
- Talking to Your Customers About ICD-10: Tips for Software Vendors
Road to 10
Available on the Provider Resources page, the "Road to 10" tool is an online resource built with input from providers in small practices. Intended to help small medical practices jumpstart their ICD-10 transition, "Road to 10" includes specialty references and the capability to build tailored action plans.
Medscape Education Modules
CMS has released two videos and an expert column to help providers prepare for ICD-10. These Medscape education modules offer an overview of ICD-10 for small practices. Continuing medical education (CME) and nursing continuing education (CE) credits are available to providers who complete these resources. Anyone with a free Medscape account can receive a certificate of completion. You can find these resources on the Provider Resources page.