The requirement to use the ICD-10 coding system now takes effect Oct. 1, 2015. H.R. 4302, which contained a provision to delay ICD-10 implementation, was passed despite adamant decrees from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that there would be no further delays. While the extension to October 1, 2015 offers some practices much needed breathing room, now is not the time to tap the brakes; preparation and education is as important as ever. Implementation strategies should be initiated now.
Specialty- Specific ICD-10 Documentation Training Now available! Three-hour online courses. Choose from 21 medical specialties to learn physician documentation tailored to your practice type. Each physician-developed course shows you critical documentation elements you'll need to maintain payment under ICD-10. In addition, these courses look at the top clinical conditions for each specialty with emphasis on their associated documentation and coding requirements. Complete this online documentation training now! Use coupon code 10DOCTMA and save $100 on the registration.
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Live Seminars With a good understanding of the coding conventions and careful documentation and coding, your practice can manage ICD-10 successfully. View seminar listing for current ICD-10 registration.
ICD-10 Seminar Flyer (PDF)
Webinars Did you miss a previous seminar, or are you just getting started in preparing for ICD-10? Register for on demand recording of ICD-10 planning and implementation courses. View on demand webinar list.
TMA is here to meet your training needs. See below for more tools and short videos covering Q&A's on a variety of ICD-10 aspects in the ICD-10 Video Vault.
Each physician-developed course shows you critical documentation elements you'll need to maintain payment under ICD-10. Complete this online documentation training now! Use coupon code 10DOCTMA and save $100 on the registration.
Ready10 Basic walks your practice through every aspect of preparation including policies, procedures, processes, relationships with other organizations, and even IT. Your transition plan is laid out on an easy-to-follow timeline that allows you to assign specific tasks to staff members and quickly track your practice’s progress. Even after the ICD-10 transition date has passed, this toolkit remains invaluable. You will get payer-by-payer analytics that make it easy to compare post-transition revenue with previous years, spot trouble areas, and address any payer issues.
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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 is web-based, and 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
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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.
FAQs: ICD-10 Transition Basics - CMSGet answers to 20 frequently asked questions about the transition to ICD-10.
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.
ICD-10 Facts and Myths - CMSThis fact sheet from CMS provides responses to myths about ICD-10 and resources.
Achieving ICD-10 Implementation SuccessThe ICD-10 implementation challenge can seem overwhelming given all its moving parts. This workshop will get your practice fully engaged in the transition.ICD-10 Now! How and Why On Demand WebinarOnce you learn the pitfalls, you can begin to prevent problems. This webinar will teach you everything you need to know about starting your ICD-10 transition.
ICD-10 Readiness Questionnaire for EHR Vendors by AHIMA - American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
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.
Set Your Post-ICD-10 Implementation Goals (E-Tips, Mar.12, 2014)
Projected ICD-10 Conversion Costs Triple (Action, Feb. 18, 2014)
Seminar Trains Your Staff on ICD-10 Documentation (Action, Feb. 18, 2014)
ICD-10 Coming in October 2014 (Texas Medicine, October 2013)
Have You Talked To Your EHR Vendor About ICD-10? (Action, Nov. 1, 2013)
ICD-10: Use Documentation, Not Mapping Tools (E-Tips, Sept. 27, 2013)
Does Your Practice Have an ICD-10 Physician Expert? (Action, Sept. 4, 2013)
It's Time to Start ICD-10 Implementation (Action, Aug. 16, 2013)
Want the Newest Info on ICD-10? (Action, Aug. 1, 2013)
ICD-10: What’s the Cost? (E-Tips, July 23, 2013)
ICD-10 Seminar Now Available on Demand (Action, July 1, 2013)
Working With Vendors Toward ICD-10 (E-Tips, July 9, 2013)
ICD-10: Step by Step Is the Best Strategy (E-Tips, June 20, 2013)
Transition to ICD-10: Role of Clearinghouses (E-Tips, June 11, 2013)
How Will ICD-10 Affect Practice Productivity? (E-Tips, May 21, 2013)
A Local Solution for ICD-10 Training (Action, May 15, 2013)
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)