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CMS Issues Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities

In response to questions from the health care community, CMS has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that provides clarification on the most commonly asked questions related to the joint CMS/AMA announcement. Please view the FAQs, for more guidance.

CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready For ICD-10.  Please view the guidance, for more details.

CMS Letter to Providers about ICD-10 readiness

CMS has issued letters to Medicare Fee-for-Service providers emphasizing the importance of readiness for ICD-10 and reminding them of the resources available from CMS and other organizations to get ready.

ICD-10 Resources Flyer

CMS has released a concise guide to ICD-10 resources. The guide focuses on quick references and key steps you can take to get ready for the October 1 transition.

MLN Connects National Provider Call on August 27

Register for the August 27 call on Countdown to ICD-10 — five weeks before ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2015. CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt will open the call with a national implementation update.  Then, Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Nelly Leon-Chisen from the American Hospital Association (AHA) will be joining us with coding guidance and tips, along with updates from CMS.

Clinical Concepts Guides

To help physicians and other providers get quickly up to speed, CMS has launched the ICD-10 Clinical Concepts Series for specialties. Each guide in the series compiles key information from the Road to 10 online tool in a PDF format that can be readily shared, emailed, posted to websites, and printed. The guides include common ICD-10 codes, clinical documentation tips, clinical scenarios, and links to Road to 10.

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