The requirement to use the ICD-10 coding system takes effect Oct. 1, 2014. If your practice hasn’t developed an implementation plan, the time to start is now. The transition to a new coding system will be the most challenging initiative yet since the inception of medical coding. Preparation is more than learning the new code set and upgrading office technology. TMA will be offering a variety of training opportunities including live seminars, hands-on workshops, live and on-demand webinars, and software. To get started, watch the video below, and find more short videos covering Q&A’s on a variety of ICD-10 aspects in the ICD-10 Video Vault.
TMA now offers an easy-to-use electronic ICD-9↔ ICD-10 GEMs mapping software to assist practices with the transition to ICD-10-CM. This tool, available as a download or web-based, will help you quickly and easily identify which ICD-10-CM codes replace the ICD-9-CM codes your practice uses now. It allows you to: o Search by code, code description, or key wordso Create and save a “favorites” list of commonly used codeso Develop and print quick reference lists. o One-time purchase price with no ongoing subscription fees
Click here to view a 3-minute demo of the Simple Solutions GEMs Translator. Save hours of time over manual code book conversions! Purchase your GEMs Translator today!
Reserve Your Spot on TMA’s Notification ListStay abreast of TMA’s ICD-10 education programs by contacting practice management consultant Heather Bettridge who is certified as a professional coder (CPC) and certified professional medical auditor (CPMA). She may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Bettridge is maintaining a database of physicians and staff who request special notification of TMA’s upcoming ICD-10, seminars, workshops, and webinars as details become available.
ICD-10 Implementation Timelines - CMSUse this link to get detailed timelines and checklists for activities that practices need to carry out to prepare for ICD-10.
TMA Education CenterStart now and gain the knowledge needed for a seamless transition.
Practice ConsultingCustom transition solutions and professional coding help for your practice.
ICD-10 Transition SoftwareSave hours of time over manual code book ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversions.
ICD-10 Video VaultWatch these video Q&A’s covering a variety of ICD-10 aspects.
Fiery Water Skis? There's an ICD-10 Code for That! (Action, May 1, 2013)
What’s the Main Difference Between ICD-9 and ICD-10? (E-Tips, Apr. 24, 2013)
Use These Tools to Prep for ICD-10 (Action, Mar. 26, 2013)
ICD-10: What Should Practices Do Now? (E-Tips, Jan. 23, 2013)
The Clock's Ticking: ICD-10 Coming in 2014 (Texas Medicine, January 2013)
The Physician’s Primary Role in ICD-10: Documentation (E-Tips, Jan. 10, 2013)
AMA Statement in Support Of HHS' Intent to Delay ICD-10 Compliance Date - AMA, Feb. 16, 2012Braking ICD-10 (Texas Medicine, April 2012)
Walked Into a Lamppost? Hurt While Crocheting? Help Is on the Way (Wall Street Journal, Sept. 13, 2011)
ICD-10 articles (Texas Medicine, Feb. 2012)