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CMS Hosts ICD-10 Webcast Series

August 25, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the official compliance date of October 1, 2015, for implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10). ICD-10 will have an effect on all medical and hospital claims that contain a diagnosis, and will be required for all providers covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). All healthcare professionals and facilities must be aggressively involved and develop a plan of action in order to be successful. The goal is for providers to identify resources and training needs in order to build a training plan. Preparation and planning will help reduce the risk of nonpayment for services provided on or after the ICD-10 implementation date of October 1, 2015.

CMS, in collaboration with physicians, has organized an ICD-10 webcast series to benefit providers during this time of transition to the new code set. The “Road to 10” tool is accessible through the CMS website and covers the history of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the benefits of ICD-10, clinical documentation tips, coding concepts, clinical scenarios, as well as a training calendar.

Visit the CMS ICD-10 website for further information on ICD-10 preparedness and to sign up for the “Road to 10” webcast series today.

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