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ICD-10 Compliance Date: October 1, 2015

The ICD-10 transition will affect every part of your practice, from software upgrades, to patient registration and referrals, to clinical documentation and billing. With the compliance date quickly approaching, now is the time to get ready.

New ICD-10 Video

To respond to myths and common misperceptions about ICD-10, CMS has developed a new video. The animated short features a countdown with 10 facts about the new code set and transition.
Two other CMS animated shorts explain key ICD-10 concepts:

ICD-10 Quick Start Guide

The ICD-10 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 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. It can be posted to websites and social media platforms if you would like to share it with colleagues. The infographic can also be broken down into individual steps:

Step 1: Make a Plan
Step 2: Train Your Staff
Step 3: Update Your Processes
Step 4: Talk to Your Vendors and Health Plans
Step 5: Test Your Systems and Processes

“Road to 10” Online Resource for Small Practices

Get ready with “Road to 10,” an online resource built with input from providers in small practices. “Road to 10” includes specialty references and gives providers the capability to build ICD-10 action plans tailored for their practice needs.

Medscape Education Resources

Continuing medical education (CME) and nursing continuing education (CE) credits are available to health care professionals who complete the learning modules.  Anyone can earn a certificate of completion.  First-time visitors to Medscape will need to create a free account to access these resources.

• Video: ICD-10: Getting From Here to There -- Navigating the Road Ahead
• Video: ICD-10 and Clinical Documentation
• Expert Column: Preparing for ICD-10: Now Is the Time

Understanding the Basics
These fact sheets will introduce you to ICD-10, explain why it’s necessary, and give you the information you’ll need to get started on your transition.

Communicating About ICD-10

Communication between health care providers, software vendors, clearinghouses, and billing services is an important part of the transition process. Learn how to get the conversation started.

Educational ICD-10 Videos

CMS has developed videos on a variety of topics to help you prepare for the ICD-10 transition:

Road to 10: The Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10
Estimating the Impact of the Transition to ICD-10 on Medicare Inpatient Hospital Payments
Medicare's Testing Plan for ICD-10 Success

Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars

CMS has partnered with several organizations to offer educational webinars on ICD-10:

Stay up to date on ICD-10!