The transition to ICD-10 is going to change how you do business from registration and referrals to superbills and software upgrades. However CMS has the following resources to help your practice prepare for the transition.
CMS has released "Road to 10," an online resource built with the help of providers in small practices. This tool is intended to help small medical practices jumpstart their ICD-10 transition.
"Road to 10" includes specialty references and gives providers the capability to build ICD-10 action plans tailored for their practice needs. The customized action plans break down the transition into concrete steps:
The tool is designed for use by small practices in primary care as well as all specialties. Road to 10's resources include common ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, clinical documentation primers, and clinical scenarios for:
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.
Implementation Guides, Timelines, and Checklists
Checklists and timelines provide an at-a-glance view of what you need to do to get ICD-10 ready. The ICD-10 implementation guides provide detailed information about the ICD-10 transition.
CMS also developed an online ICD-10 implementation guide, which is a web-based tool that provides step-by-step guidance on how to transition to ICD-10 for small/medium practices, large practices, small hospitals, and payers.
Please note that the dates and milestones in these materials are recommendations only; you can adapt them to your needs for meeting the October 1, 2014, deadline.
Online ICD-10 Implementation Guide
Checklists with ICD-10 transition tasks and estimated timeframes
Timelines with suggested dates for important ICD-10 transition activities
Get step-by-step information to help you plan for the 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.
CMS covered ICD-10 as part of the biweekly eHealth Provider Webinar series: