of today, you have exactly one year to complete the transition from the ICD-9
to the ICD-10 system for coding your claims. Unless you begin using ICD-10 on
Oct. 1, 2014, your claims will not be paid.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services mandated that physician practices,
other practitioners, clearinghouses, and health plans use ICD-10, developed by
the World Health Organization. But with more than five times the number of
codes than ICD-9 and a completely different structure, ICD-10 requires
Texas Medical Association offers you many resources to make the switch. You can
start by visiting TMA's ICD-10 resource page.
The page features TMA'sComplete ICD-10 Implementation Solution. It walks your practice through every
aspect of preparation, including policies, procedures, processes, relationships
with other organizations, and technology. It comes with two licenses for SimpleSolutions Transition Software and instruction videos. The software can generate
a medical practice's top 50 codes in a matter of minutes. It also allows you
and your office staff to search ICD-9 and ICD-10 by code, description, and key
word; create and save a list of commonly used codes; and develop and print
quick-reference conversion lists.
available is TMA's ICD-10Now! How and Why on-demand webinar. It offers a detailed look at everything
you need to know and do to prepare for ICD-10.
resource page also includes information on implementation timelines, ICD-10
facts and myths, and access to TMA's ICD-10 Video Vault.
TMA Knowledge Center Alert Service will keep you up to date with the newest
articles and latest developments on ICD-10 and other health care topics. TMA
Knowledge Center staff have created custom searches on ICD-10 and many other topics
set to run each week. The results of these searches are emailed directly to you,
or you can pick them up via RSS feed. TMA Knowledge Center alerts provide
citations and abstracts along with some full-text access. Log on to www.texmed.org/alerts and select
"ICD-10 via email" or "ICD-10 via RSS" to sign up.
more information on the ICD-10 transition and how to prepare, see "One
Year to Go" in the October issue of Texas Medicine.
Action, Oct. 1, 2013