The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a reminder about the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) transitional compliance deadline:
"With less than one year to go until the October 1, 2014, ICD-10 compliance date, now is the time to assess your progress. CMS continues to work with health care organizations to develop and distribute a variety of resources to help you with your ICD-10 planning and preparation.
No matter where you are in your transition, there are ICD-10 resources available to you. Check the provider resources page on the CMS website frequently for news and information to help you prepare, and visit your professional organization’s website for resources tailored specifically to your needs. These resources can help you:
- Plan your journey – Look at the codes you use, prepare a budget, and build a team
- Train your team – Many options and resources are available
- Engage your partners – Talk to your software vendors, clearinghouses, and billing services
- Test your systems and processes – Test within your practice and with your partners
2014 is the year of ICD-10. The ICD-10 transition will affect every part of your practice, from software upgrades, to patient registration and referrals, to clinical documentation and billing. With everyone in health care working toward a successful transition, now is the time to make sure you are ready too.
Keep Up to Date on ICD-10
Visit the CMS ICD-10 website for the latest news and resources to help you prepare for the October 1, 2014, compliance date. Sign up for CMS ICD-10 Industry Email Updates and follow us on Twitter."
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Review the CMS FAQS on ICD-10.