Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officials will give you information on preparing for the Oct. 1, 2014, switch to the ICD-10 coding system in a nationwide conference call for physicians and staff on Thursday, April 18. The 90-minute call begins at 12:30 pm CDT.
The agenda includes:
- Planning for transition to ICD-10
- Claims processing
- National implementation issues
- National coverage decisions
Click on the link above for more information and to register.
You must begin preparing for ICD-10 now if you haven't already. TMA has a variety of ways to help you prepare. They include:
- ICD-10 Now!, a three-hour seminar series in 18 cities in May and June and in September and October across Texas that will offer a detailed look at everything you need to know and do to prepare for ICD-10. The presentation begins with an overview of ICD-10, then delves into real-world explanations of how to assess your practice's readiness and to plan and implement a successful transition. The workshops cover policies, procedures, processes, relationships with other organizations, and information systems and technology. Attendees will receive forms and questionnaires to help create an ICD-10 transition plan.
- Simple Solutions ICD-10 Transition Software to assist practices with the transition to ICD-10. This tool, available as a download or web-based, will help you quickly and easily identify which ICD-10 codes replace the ICD-9-CM codes your practice uses now.
- An on-demand webinar, ICD-10 Starts With Physicians: A Primer for Beginning the Process.
- On-site ICD-10 training. The one-hour and half-day programs are customized to your needs.
You can start by watching the short TMA video, "Doctor, What's Your Role in Transitioning to ICD-10?"
Coming soon is an ICD-10 Transition Toolkit that will guide you through learning, planning, organizing, implementing, and analyzing the ICD-10 transition. It will include the tools – budgets, organization surveys, and impact assessments – you need for a successful transition.
For the latest information, visit the ICD-10 page on the TMA website and the CMS ICD-10 website.
TMA Practice Consulting also offers a variety of services to help ensure your reimbursement doesn't suffer during the ICD-9 to ICD-10 transition. Contact TMA Practice Consulting by telephone at (800) 523-8776 or by email.
Action, April 15, 2013