Maintaining Your Progress

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new infographic based on the Next Steps Toolkit to help you analyze your ICD-10 progress. By keeping your systems and resources updated, you can ensure that your organization continues to move forward. Today, we will explore how to maintain your progress.

Keep Your Coding Tools Up to Date

  • ICD-10 updates take place annually on October 1, following the same timeline used for ICD-9 updates. Be sure to keep all your systems and coding tools up to date, and to review the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS General Coding Guidelines on a regular basis. With quality reporting and other requirements, it's more important than ever that you update your coding resources at least annually.
  • Led by CMS and CDC, the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee is responsible for updates to ICD-10. You can submit proposals (sample proposals from September 2015) for diagnosis code updates to CDC at nchsicd10@cdc.gov. The ICD-10 C&M Committee reviews proposals for potential presentation at its March and September meetings.

Keep Up to Date on ICD-10

Visit the CMS ICD-10 website and Roadto10.org for the latest news and official resources, including the Next Steps Toolkit, ICD-10 Quick Start Guide, and a contact list for provider Medicare and Medicaid questions. Sign up for CMS ICD-10 Email Updates and follow us on Twitter.

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