ICD-10 Is Almost 75 Days Away: Get Ready for ICD-10
After several years of unparalleled cooperation across the health care community, we are nearing the ICD-10 finish line. As of July 17, only 75 days remain until our nation makes the transition to ICD-10 for coding medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures on October 1, 2015.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed to helping the health care community get ready. CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt recently sent a letter to all Medicare providers urging them to prepare for ICD-10.
There is still time to get ready! To jumpstart your efforts, begin with the ICD-10 Quick Start Guide. Providers can also go to the CMS Road to 10 tool to create customized action plans. Links to Road to 10 and other resources are available on the cms.gov/ICD10 website.
CMS continues to work with industry groups to support their ICD-10 progress. Many of these organizations offer free and low-cost ICD-10 resources on their websites. Vendors, health plans, and hospitals are also good sources for ICD-10 information and training.
Check out the resources available to you as you get on the road to ICD-10 today!
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