According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the ICD-10 implementation date is set for October 1, 2015. Effective on this date, ICD-9 will no longer be accepted. Providers are encouraged to take their ICD-10 training sooner rather than later to help them prepare for ICD-10 documentation specificity requirements.
ICD-10 education opportunities:
- ICD-10 Specialty Modules
- ICD-10 Specialty Tip Cards
- ICD-10 queries from Coders and Clinical Documentation Specialists
Please start adding ICD-10 specificity to your documentation now to be ready for ICD-10 on Oct.1, 2015.