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ICD-10 Implementation Strategies and Planning National Provider Call

Please note: On July 31, 2014, HHS 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.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a National Provider Call on "ICD-10 Implementation Strategies and Planning." This call featured presentations by representatives from the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 Cooperating Parties: CMS, the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CMS subject matter experts also discussed the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) claims processing guidance issued in August, 2011, including claims that span the implementation date. A question and answer session followed the presentations.

When: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time: 1:30-3 pm ET

Target Audience: Medical coders, physicians, physician office staff, provider billing staff, health records staff, vendors, educators, system maintainers, laboratories, and all Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) providers.

The following topics were discussed:

General ICD-10 requirements and CMS implementation planning - Pat Brooks, CMS

  • General implementation planning and strategies - Sue Bowman, AHIMA and Nelly Leon-Chisen, AHA
  • Coding Clinic for ICD-10, AHA's implementation plans - Nelly Leon-Chisen, AHA
  • National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics meeting on provider and vendor readiness - Donna Pickett, CDC
  • Public health reporting issues - Donna Pickett, CDC

Medicare FFS Claims Processing Guidance for Implementing ICD-10 - MLN Matters Article 7492 - Sarah Shirey-Losso, CMS

Call Materials:
To access the 4 podcasts and corresponding transcripts, slide presentation, MLN Matters Article 7492, complete audio file, and complete written transcript, scroll to the bottom of the page to the Downloads section, and select the appropriate link.

A video slideshow of the complete National Provider Call is also available on the CMS YouTube Channel. To access the slideshow, 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.