Chiropractors: Check Out These ICD-10 Myths and Facts

The American Chiropractic Association has published a new infographic focused in ICD-10 myths. The infographic, which can be viewed by clicking here, shares several myths, including: Doctors should not waste time on ICD-10 implementation. A bill, if passed, would allow for a transition period of “dual reporting,” allowing organizations to bill both ICD-9 and ICD-10 […]

CMS Publishes FAQs Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities

On July 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) released a joint statement (pdf) about their efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10. The statement included guidance from CMS (pdf) that allows for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting processes. This guidance […]

CMS to Host ‘Countdown to ICD-10’ Provider Call

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. […]

Now Available: Free ICD-10 Resources for Medicare Providers

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 […]

ICD-10 Orthopedic Coding and Billing

With the ICD-10 go-live date of Oct. 1, 2015, less than 100 days away, it is imperative for organizations to continue their preparation efforts for the significant transition from ICD-9 to this new code set. As part of its “Road to 10” online resources for providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has […]

Free ICD-10 Resource and ICD-10 Case Studies

As part of “Road to 10,” the online resource built by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with input from providers, CMS has published a series of ICD-10 interactive case studies. In each case study, users are presented with a sample medical case and asked several questions about how to properly document and […]

ICD-10 Allergy and Immunology Coding Resources

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) has put together a robust collection of information and resources to designed to help practicing allergists/immunologists convert from the ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM system on October 1, 2015. As the AAAAI notes, if your practice performs allergy billing and coding, the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will […]

Last Chance to Volunteer for ICD-10 End-to-End Testing

During the week of July 20-24, a final sample group of providers will have the opportunity to participate in ICD-10 end-to-end testing with Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) and the common electronic data interchange (CEDI) contractor. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting additional July volunteers from through May 22. CMS indicates that […]