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ICD-10 Implementation Strategies for Physicians National Provider Call

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a national provider call on "ICD-10 Implementation Strategies for Physicians."  CMS subject matter experts discussed ways that physician offices can prepare for the change to ICD-10 for medical diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding. In addition to this presentation for Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) providers, there was also an update on national ICD-10 implementation issues affecting all providers. A question and answer session followed the presentations.

Since this video was published, HHS has issued a rule finalizing October 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10.

When: Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Target Audience: Medical coders, physician office staff, provider billing staff, health records staff, vendors, educators, system maintainers, laboratories, and all Medicare FFS providers

The following topics will be discussed:

  • ICD-10 requirements and resources overview - Mady Hue
  • Implementation strategies for physician offices - Dr. Daniel Duvall
  • Update on coverage conversion activities - Lisa Eggleston
  • National ICD-10 implementation issues - Kyle Miller
  • Update on bill processing, including claims that span the implementation date - Sarah Shirey-Losso
  • Update on Home Health Agency Home Health Resource Grouper - Joan Proctor

To access the 4 podcasts and corresponding transcripts, slide presentation, complete audio file, and complete written transcript, scroll to the bottom of the page to the Downloads section, and select the appropriate link.

Video slideshows of the complete National Provider Call and Dr. Duvall's presentation are also available on the CMS YouTube Channel. To access the slideshows, scroll to the bottom of the page to Related Links Outside CMS.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits may be awarded by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for participation in CMS National Provider Conference Calls.

Continuing Education Information for American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

If you have attended or are planning to attend a CMS National Provider Conference Call, you should be aware that CMS does not provide certificates of attendance for these calls. Instead, the AAPC will accept your e-mailed confirmation and call description as proof of participation. Please retain a copy of your e-mailed confirmation for these calls as the AAPC will request them for any conference call you entered into your CEU Tracker if you are chosen for CEU verification. Members are awarded one (1) CEU per hour of participation.

Continuing Education Information for American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

AHIMA credential-holders may claim 1 CEU per 60 minutes of attendance at an educational program. Maintain documentation about the program for verification purposes in the event of an audit. A program does not need to be pre-approved by AHIMA, nor does a CEU certificate need to be provided, in order to claim AHIMA CEU credit. For detailed information about AHIMA's CEU requirements, see the Recertification Guide on AHIMA's web site.

Please note: The statements above are standard language provided to CMS by the AAPC and the AHIMA. If you have any questions concerning either statement, please contact the respective organization, not CMS.