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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.

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.

CMS Releases “Road to 10” Online Resource for Small Practices

Jumpstart your ICD-10 transition 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.

CMS Releases Two ICD-10 Videos

CMS has released two animated shorts that explain key ICD-10 concepts:

• “Introduction to ICD-10 Coding” gives an overview of ICD-10’s features and explains the benefits of the new code set to patients and to the health care community.
• “ICD-10 Coding and Diabetes” uses diabetes as an example to show how the code set captures important clinical details.

Medscape Education Resources
CMS Medscape Education resources help providers prepare for ICD-10.  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.  If you are a first-time visitor to Medscape, you 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!