Medical Billing and Coding Healthcare Blog

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it will be hosting an MLN Connects National Provider Call on "Countdown to ICD-10" on August 27 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET.

Space may be limited, so register today by clicking here.

The call takes place five weeks before the ICD-10 implementation of October 1, 2015.

The presenters include Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Nelly Leon-Chisen from the American Hospital Association (AHA). They will provide coding guidance and tips, along with CMS updates.

The call's agenda is as follows:

  • National implementation update
  • Coding guidance
  • How to get answers to coding questions
  • Claims that span the implementation date
  • Results from acknowledgement and end-to-end testing weeks
  • Provider resources

The target audience includes medical coders, physicians, physician office staff, nurses and other non-physician practitioners, physician billing staff, health records staff, laboratories and all Medicare providers.

If you are looking for more ICD-10 resources, make sure to check out and bookmark PGM Billing's new ICD 9 code lookup and ICD 10 code lookup tool. It allows users to quickly convert ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes and vice versa by selecting the ICD conversion type followed by a user defined code.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has assembled a list of ICD-10 resources for Medicare fee-for-service providers.

They are intended to help Medicare providers implement and transition to ICD-10. ICD-10 implementation is set to begin October 1, 2015.

These resources include the following:

  • MLN Matters articles on billing, claims processing, the partial code freeze, local coverage determinations (LCDs) and national coverage determinations (NCDs)
  • Medicare Learning Network web-based training course on diagnosis coding using ICD-10-CM
  • Medicare Learning Network products on billing, payment, coding and general equivalence mappings
  • MLN Connects videos on coding basics, home health, testing and the partial code freeze
  • Resources, including links to calls, product ordering and NCD conversion

To access these resources, click here.

Medicare providers should also access and bookmark PGM Billing's comprehensive "ICD-10 Search Tool" that allows users to convert ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes and vice versa. The search engine has been used extensively by medical professionals since its launch earlier this year.

PGM has been a leading provider of physician billing services for almost 35 years.