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CMS Releases ICD-10 Quick Start Guide

The ICD-10 Quick Start Guide is now available to help providers get ready for ICD-10. The Quick Start Guide outlines 5 steps health care professionals should take to prepare for ICD-10 by the October 1, 2015, compliance date. ICD-10 is rapidly approaching, but there is still time to get ready. Additional resources are also available on the Provider Resources page and on the Road to10 tool.

New ICD-10 Infographic

The CMS ICD-10 infographic highlights 5 steps to transition to ICD-10 with links to more details. This infographic offers a simple, step-by-step plan for how to prepare for ICD-10 by October 1, 2015. The infographic can be broken down into individual steps, available on the Provider Resources page. It can also be posted to websites and social media platforms if you would like to share it with colleagues.

CMS Releases Diagnosis Coding: Using the ICD-10-CM Web-Based Training Course

This Medicare Learning Network® web-based training (WBT) course is designed to provide education on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/ Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS). It includes ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation guidance, information on the new ICD-10-CM classification system, and coding examples.

To access the WBT, on the MLN Products web page, scroll to “Related Links” at the bottom of the page, and click on “Web-Based Training Courses.”

MLN Connects ICD-10 Videos

These new MLN Connects™ videos provide information and updates on how the Medicare community can prepare for ICD-10 and how CMS can help:

CMS/WEDI Implementation Success Initiative

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is partnering with CMS and other public and private organizations to develop the ICD-10 Implementation Success Initiative. The first phase of the Initiative, a searchable database of ICD-10 issues, is open to the public to submit questions.  WEDI, CMS, and industry partners will update the database with information and resources to help health care organizations who submit issues understand how the new codes and standards will affect reporting of diagnoses and inpatient procedures.

The goal of this initiative is to ensure a successful ICD-10 transition for all stakeholders, including health care providers, payers, clearinghouses, and vendors.

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